the Intrepid Fiberwizard

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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Mishap Managed

We left our Intrepid Fiberwizard in the midst of a dilemma a few days ago... the gorgeous Fleece Artist yarn was damaged (and upon closer inspection, it had been caught in some sort of machine~ the telltale signs of grease in that spot gave away the source of the problemo)
Waiting for the right moment of calm, the wizard courageously cut the precious yarn....
would she have to reknit the whole sock?
could she repair the yarn, allowing her to continue?
would the newly formed join hold across the instep of the foot?

Ta Dah !
behold - a rescued sock!!

I'm doin' a little happy dance right about now :-) If you look very very closely in the center of this first photo, you will see two teensey stray ends that need to be snipped.... but it will hold (yes, blogging buddies... I tried it on to make sure *grin*)
So, my Toasty Toes secret pal can breathe easy - her sock won't fall apart (this is good) and I can knit on!!!
Okay - wanna see one more sneak preview? We're celebrating in wizard-land so here you go!
thanks for all the encouragement - the sock has now left time out - and I return to the joy of knitting... It's a good day.

17 Comments:

At August 13, 2006 at 11:59 AM, Anonymous Leah said...

Lurvely!

But you are killing us here with the dribs and drabs! The stitches look good enough to eat!

 
At August 13, 2006 at 12:27 PM, Anonymous Kelly said...

So glad you were able to rescue your sock!

 
At August 13, 2006 at 12:51 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Fab sock repair and loverly sneak peak! Looks like it'll be a gorgeous sock :)

 
At August 13, 2006 at 1:34 PM, Blogger trek said...

Way to go, Wiz!

Now, I should shut down the computer, ignore the sewing machine and follow your lead.

 
At August 13, 2006 at 3:15 PM, Anonymous canknitian said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see the final product in action and on your TT pal's feet...months and months from now. ;)

So glad the mcgyvering worked out.

 
At August 13, 2006 at 6:48 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Woo-hoo!

 
At August 13, 2006 at 7:24 PM, Blogger --Deb said...

Good for you! Just like magic. (I did catch the Harry Potter reference.)

 
At August 13, 2006 at 11:29 PM, Anonymous Rachel said...

Hooray for knitter's ingenuity and persistence! From the looks of the sneak peaks, those socks are certainly worth a little extra effort to save them. Gorgeous!

 
At August 14, 2006 at 3:07 AM, Blogger Jane said...

Beautiful invisible patch!

 
At August 14, 2006 at 7:31 AM, Blogger Carole said...

Yay! I'm glad it all worked out.

 
At August 14, 2006 at 8:32 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

Yipee! It's nice when you can rescue a knit vs. sending it to the frog pond!

 
At August 14, 2006 at 11:51 AM, Anonymous Marisol said...

Nice work Fiberwiz! I love that pattern. I will have to keep coming back to see the finished product and when you reveal all the details including the pattern:)

 
At August 14, 2006 at 2:36 PM, Blogger Karen said...

What a pretty colorway. I'm glad it turned out well and the sock is behaving now. ;)

 
At August 14, 2006 at 10:18 PM, Blogger Fiberjoy said...

The recipient will never spot that impeccable join. She's going to love those socks with their subtle colors.

 
At August 15, 2006 at 7:12 AM, Anonymous yahaira said...

ooo that looks perfect!

I love the little leaves, especially in that color

 
At August 15, 2006 at 2:56 PM, Blogger Phoebe said...

Divine knitting! We are not worthy!

 
At August 16, 2006 at 1:11 PM, Blogger Carola said...

I was adoring the sock in this beautiful subtle creamy colour before and now you completed this awe-inspiring invisible yarn "surgery"! Great job, lucky pal!

 

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