I managed, with the dexterity of a skilled and whacked out neurosurgeon, to rip my shawl back to row 131. I am thrilled to itty-bitty pieces.
I thought I'd try and show you what I was trying to describe in yesterday's post about the twisting stitch.
Here is a wee section of the graph to illustrate the offset of the twisted stitch. You can see that it moves one stitch to the right.
What I have decided to do is, when I am working the wrong side row and I come to the twisted stitches that need to be slipped, I slip them onto a stitch marker...the kind that are like plastic safety pins. This way, when I work my right side row, I know immediately where they are and frankly, don't have to think as hard.
Then, when I come to that point in the above graph, I see that one stitch won't be worked until after the twisted stitch because I'm moving the twisted stitch one stitch to the right. Because I had already slipped my stitches to the marker when I worked the wrong side row, I just need to work the twisted stitch using the two stitches on my marker, then continue on as normal to the next twisted stitch in the row. I don't need to worry about slipping the extra stitch to a cable needle, holding it to the back, working the twisted stitch, etc...
This is done so that these same two twisted stitches travel to make a floating line to define whatever it is being defined.
I bet you're still confused, huh?
Too bad, I'm not! Nanner, nanner, nanner!
Sorry, couldn't resist. [snort]
To top it all off, like the succulent maraschino cherry on a banana split, my friend [the riot that I made the socks for] gave me a fifty dollar gift certificate to Michaels as a thank you.
I told him I'd make him as many pairs of socks as he wanted. [wink] Thanks bunches, G.