The other day, I cast on something new, a top-down tee from a booklet published by Classic Elite (this one).
I'm using Frog Tree pima silk in my very favorite color: a deep, true red...so of course it's impossible to photograph well.
The other night I missed a yarnover in the lace part, and I said "Oh no! I have to tink!", which was no small thing since as you can see I am well into the raglan increases and each round has hundred of stitches. Stuart was highly amused with this word. "Tink?" he said, "What does it mean to tink?" I explained that it's "knit" spelled backwards and it means picking out your knitting one stitch at a time. "I thought you knew that," I said. "I know what frogging is," he replied, "but I've never heard of tinking." (You see, he does listen to me every once in a while when I talk about this stuff, which I try not to do too often because let's face it - knitting lingo is boring to a non-knitter most of the time.) "So why can't you just frog it? Why do you have to tink?" he asked me, and I explained it would be too hard to get everything back on the needles if I frogged.
Everything is back on track now, I'm happy to say, and I'm almost ready to divide for the sleeves. This should go fairly quickly, though knitting with sportweight cotton is a little hard on my hands.
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