Monday, November 11, 2019

Dropping a Lifeline

I started this scarf one year ago today. Aannndddd... I'm just about finished. I think.


It's almost wide enough. Although, what is wide enough? It's probably okay right now...

But I could do another pattern repeat. Maybe. Possibly.

Does it look like I have enough yarn for another pattern repeat?


If I had been thinking and planning ahead, I would have weighed the yarn before and after a pattern repeat. Then I could determine if I have enough yarn left.

But no. I didn't. So, I'm eyeballing this, and I'm notoriously bad at that.

I'm going to go for it. I might make it.

But, I'm hedging my bets. I've dropped a lifeline.

What's a lifeline? It's a strand of yarn strung through all the stitches of one round. So, if it turns out I don't have enough yarn to complete the pattern repeat, I can frog it back to the lifeline and bind off.

I may have enough yarn, though. In that case, all I have to do is pull the lifeline out.

Wish me luck. By the time you read this, I might already know if I made it. The next time you see this scarf, it will be finished one way or the other.

20 comments:

  1. Good luck! Usually when I'm faced with that, I end up having to tear out a few rows because I didn't have enough.

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    1. It's still looking good with three rounds to go. Fingers crossed.

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  2. Ughh..It's moi, Birgit. At work I have a different Google use and even when I put myself in for my personal, it is not reading it this way. Your scarf looks great and love the colour. I don't have a clue if you have enough but great to see you are near the end of this one

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    1. It's looking good at this moment. I'll know in a couple days if I made it.

      I had the exact same issue a couple days ago while perusing blogs at work. I just logged off and waited until I got home. I think the teacher's computer that I was using had cookies turned off.

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  3. Good luck with the scarf and with winter coming you'll need it to wrap around to keep warm.

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  4. Well, I'm learning quite a few new knitting terms today.

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  5. Good luck with the scarf! The purple color makes me think of a fragrant field of lavender.

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    1. It is a lovely color. I did not pick it out. The yarn was gifted to me.

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  6. It is a pretty color! I will look forward to seeing how many more rounds you were able to do.

    betty

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  7. I, too, think the color is stunning. May you have enough yarn to finish!

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  8. Now I will sitting up at night thinking about this scarf wondering if you have enough yarn.

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  9. Very pretty and you know I love purple. Hoping you have enough yarn to get it done. Reply to your comment about painting Misfires name on the door. ....thought about it but I don't think so since horses come and go and I don't want her name on there when others don't have that. However a couple of yrs ago I made a plaque with her name on it and it hangs above her door now.

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  10. Love the color. Had never heard of weighing yarn. What a concept! I still have a lot to learn.

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    1. It's the second mitten trick. If you've knit a mitten, but are unsure if you have enough yarn for a second one, weigh the first one and then the yarn. If the yarn weighs more, you have enough yarn.

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  11. Interesting! Best wishes on a satisfying final product. You're so talented.

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  12. It's looking so pretty! And the lifeline was very clever. Good luck, I hope you don't actually need it.

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  13. Is it finish yet? Hope you had enought yarn...

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