Friday, May 26, 2006

Curses!


I've gotten an ink stain on my Strawberry Gable. Not only that, but I tried to figure up how many stitches should be on my needle and I think I have 6 or 7 too many and don't know how it happened. I'm considering ordering different yarn and just starting completely over. Has anyone done a stitch count for the XL size?

6 Comments:

Blogger Busymom51 said...

Oh, man, you must be SO discouraged! Don't give up on it though. It's such a nice pattern. I'm on my fifth or sixth try with it and I really think it will be a favorite sweater if I can ever finish it :-)

5:09 AM  
Blogger Gwen said...

Busymom, thank you for the encouragement. I re-did the stitch count and discovered that I'm really only one stitch off and I figure that can't make much of a difference. After using tide stick on the stain, I think I might be able to get it out. So, I've decided to keep going with it.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

I hope you got the stain out! That sure is discouraging though!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

I think rubbing alcohol is the trick for ink stains. Have you tried askheloise.com? Or google "ask Heloise".

6:43 AM  
Blogger Gwen said...

Thanks, Annie, for the alcohol idea. I dabbed some on the stain and it's mostly gone now. Whew! I really didn't want to have to start over.

10:45 AM  
Blogger artking said...

I know this sounds wacky, but milk works wonders on ink stains. I've usually tried it on fresh ink, and it should be regular milk. No fat free, etc. for this trick. Bummer about the stain, glad the alcohol trick worked though.

I'm a new knitter myself and looking at all the tips I can pick up from everyone who blogs.

8:25 PM  

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