I was using lifelines.  They weren’t saving any lives though.  I did switch from dental floss, which was nearly the same color as the yarn I’m using, to a fuschia colored wool that’s clearly a lot easier to see.  And Kat, who is my team captain for the Dish Rag Tag (button in the sidebar) mentioned using stitch markers at each repeat.  Why I never thought to use them is beyond me. I mean, I knew that people used markers in lace.  It’s a common thing.  But I didn’t do it.  And the markers I’m using?  They are made by Goody, and they are the teeny tiny hair ponytails that come in a package of a gabillion.   I love them!  So far, so good.  I’m liking that I haven’t had to remove any stitches yet.  Also, I would like to point out that Matthew has gotten FREAKING. CHOCOLATE. on my yarn.  And on the shawl.  Oh well.  Thankfully this is the cheapo crap that I am using (thank goodness because any nice expensive yarn would have been trashed by now after all the frogging and tinking i’ve done) and easily washable.

I would like to share with you that it is summertime.  And I have a cold.  I thought people didn’t get colds in the summertime?  What’s up with this?  I got it from Matthew.  I have no idea where he got it.  The girls aren’t in school, they aren’t sick, hubster isn’t sick, so what’s the deal?  I’m all achey and crabby.  Oy, the crabbies have really taken over!  For both Matthew and myself.  We’re the cranky twins LOL

I made some yummy soup the other day.  I had made a roast, and I didn’t want to waste the broth, so I cooked up some ground beef, and threw in some corn and green beans and let it cook in the crock pot for a gabillion hours, and man was it tasty!!  My mom told me that soups are a winter food.  I told her that I’m going to make lots of them this summer because it will heat up my house less than cooking, and we have no a/c.

Well, that’s about all I can think of to say for now…so with that…

Have a great day!

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  1. Only problems I might see are 1) the wool yarn could snag a bit when you remove the lifeline. I usually try to use a smooth cotton, usually about the size of the yarn I’m using (or actually that’s not true.. the size of the needles, so alot of time I’m using cheap dishcloth yarn) I also recommend a smooth cotton for a lifeline especially if you start using wool for shawls. It will rub less on your actual yarn and that could cause a bit of fuzzing on those rows that might or might not be noticeable.

    For stitch markers. The goody bands are goodies but, they can and may stick as you shift your yarn around your needles. This can cause problems if you have a Yo right by your stitch marker. Your yo can can jump to the wrong side of your maker, so be extra careful on those rows where a Yo is near a marker, it’s easy to miss a Yo and not notice it because you had an extra one jump the marker. All markers have a problem with this, but goodies tend to stick more I’ve found. I tend to use those cheap blue and red plastic markers alot that I’ve found at Michaels or Joanns.

    Using Lots of stitch markers are the only way to go, and alot of times I’ll draw extra stitch marker lines on my patterns, if they aren’t already there. On rows coming back (usually purl rows) I’ll be sure to count each time to make sure I have the exact stitches I need. I usually miss yo’s the most.

    My ice cream is melting. I need to run and eat it before Marissa starts crying lol. I’ll finish reading the rest of your blog in a bit.

  2. Thanks Tina. I didn’t realize that about the wool yarn snagging when being used as a lifeline. I’ll replace it with some sugar n cream or something (the world knows I havew enough of that lying around!).

    So far the yo’s haven’t been an issue with the goodies, but I’ll keep that in mind. I do have other markers, but I can’t find the black ones, and the others are white, and would blend entirely too well with the almost white yarn. So for now, I’ll have to stick it out with the goodies until I find the nice black rubbery ones (Susan Bates I think.)

    Thank you for your advice too! And I hope that Marissa is being good for her mommy! How do the sibs like having a new baby around??

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