Sunday, December 28, 2008


Air travel, as much as I detest it, at least offers ample knitting time. Especially if one is knitting, say, a stockinette vest in the round that can be knitted with eyes closed. I was doing pretty well, interrupted only by giggle fits about this view on the plane:

The vest is really starting to look like a vest now!

Then tragedy struck: the plastic circular part (purple) of my needles simply eroded and broke off where it joins the needle.

Right now I have saved the dropped stitches on a double point needle, and I'm trying to figure out how to repair the circ. Ordinarily I'd just go out and buy a replacement, but I don't know of any knitting stores nearby in upstate New York that would be open on a Sunday. I am considering melting the plastic part a little bit and trying to jam it back on. Maybe this is fate telling me to work on the ribbing around the neck and armholes with the dpns. Aargh!


emicat said...

Oh no! I hope you can fix/save the vest! Yikes!

LOL on the front passenger photo. You should've used your flash for that nice "bling" effect ;) said...

poor guy sitting in front of you, but it is funny! as for the knitting needles I think maybe some superglue? Good luck huggs Marion

Team Knit ! said...

oh, I hate it when needles fall apart mid project!! the vest is looking great though.

- Julie

ern said...

that sounds awful.
i would probably go insane if that happened to me.
i went to my bf's moms for christmas and almost had a panic attack when i realized i didn't bring the right size needles for the hat i wanted to make.
so, instead, i started on the 2nd pair of socks for my trip.
... the same pattern.