Daily Prompt: Knitting disaster …


My attempt to increase my skill level with double pointed needles (DPNs) has been somewhat thwarted today. I have been knitting a beanie hat on circular needles with the full knowledge that I would eventually Beaniehave to revert to DPNs as the number of stitches decreased. It was to be an important learning curve as I’ve never quite cracked the skill. Today was a large set back in that attempt, and this is what happened.

It became apparent, that I would soon need to add in a new ball of yarn. Like I had been told, I decided that the beginning of round 1 of the 8 round pattern was the place to start. New ball joined and tails woven in as I went along, when I noticed Disaster number 1. I had somehow made an error in the pattern. I traced it back to about 12 stitches from the start of the round. Not to worry, I’ll take it back. I was just about to start when the phone went. Disaster number 2 came as I stood up. My foot caught in some loose yarn and it pulled about 20 stitches off the needle. Shouldn’t be a problem I thought and dropped the lot on the floor, so as not to make things worse. I answered the phone as quickly as I could and went back to my knitting. Disaster number 3 reared its ugly head as I bent to pick the work up. I accidentally stepped on the needle and it snapped (bamboo needles) and more stitches fell off only this time unravelling parts of the last three rounds.

The broken needle is in the bin, the yarn rewound and back in the stash cupboard and the pattern moved to “Try again” folder on my computer.

Mrs H is going to be devastated when she notices. She hates it when I pull any knitting out.

Will the panto work ?


   This could be the last rehearsal tonight. Then again tomorrow could be the last !! They don’t usually have a rehearsal on the Tuesday. It’s kind of tradition that they have a rest and an early night, as it the last one they’ll get for 4 or 5 nights. It’s now 10:40pm, and there is no sign of the eldest. I can see it being nearer midnight … no wait a minute, that’s him now. It would appear that there is no rehearsal tomorrow after all. I have the programme details …… what I thought was going to be an A4, 4 page, single fold booklet, now looks to be turning into an 8 page booklet !!!! Bit of a challenge, but at least I get my name on the credits.

   Now, how to be diplomatic with facebook. Someone I work with, has added me as a friend. Unfortunately, I am not too keen on adding this person. so how do I diplomatically ignore their request, without causing offense. I don’t want this person commenting on everything I say/do on facebook (have already fallen into that trap once). I have been told to add them, and then, after a week or two opt to hide them. Mind you, whatever I do could be a potential disaster.