Friday, June 23, 2006

Reason to love Lifelines

I got interrupted last night and put Iky away into its bag. Bad enough that I can't find my stitch markers I bought to help me mark where I am and all, but this morning, I pulled Iky out of the bag and just about cried.

Both needles were pulled out of at least 10 stitches. Not each, but at least 10 stitches.

I'm so glad I put in that lifeline yesterday. If I hadn't, I would have had ladders down to the cast on row.

I'm going to keep on putting lifelines in every repeat of the first pattern. I can rescue what happened because I had put in my first one yesterday. With two kids under 4 here, lifelines are a must!


jane said...

What are "lifelines"?

Elizabeth said...

I've just become a convert to lifelines, after frogging everything and deciding to start over. Next time I'll put them in sooner than I think I need them!

Mamid said...

Lifelines are threads that you slip through the loops of stitches and use it as a way to frog back to just that mistake instead of frogging the entire thing.

I think...

Basically, it kept all my stitches from laddering down to the cast on row the other day.