fixing the menorah mistake

I decided that I didn't want to snip and repair, I wanted to drop back to fix the mis-crossed cable in my menorah pillow. Fixing the cable wasn't a problem, what was hard was then knitting back up the flame for that branch of the candelabra. I don't think it's an invisible fix and now I'm wondering if I ruined it. I hope not.

the rip backall fixedblocked out

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so, knitting, right?

Knitting… my hobby, right? I have been doing it, but not as much as usual because I keep falling asleep putting Stefan to bed and some nights I just stay in bed. I think more sleep keeps me more sane than more knitting. That sentence may test my theory, however.

In any case, there has been knitting. I started my grandmother's Hannukah present. It's the Menorah Pillow from Handknit Holidays. I got the front all knitted in a couple of days. After almost throwing my back out patting myself on the back for finishing it so quickly with only one mistake that I think you can't even see, I noticed a bigger one. Now that is all I can see. Horror of horrors, a miscrossed cable! I was considering trying the Yarn Harlot's duplicate stitch for fixing miscrossed cables, but I don't think it would work well in this yarn (All Seasons Cotton) so, instead I'm going to follow January One's tutorial and snip the yarn above and below. Not tonight, though.

I also finished a pair of socks. (Foxgloves, from New Pathways for Sock Knitters.) They're a touch big, I'm hoping washing helps that.

And started another pair. (Jeweled Steps, from the same.)

Oh, and I think I'm going to knit this guy for Niels for Christmas, but without the built-in sweater so I can knit more than one outfit for him. Niels asked for a "big boy doll" (as opposed to a baby doll) and I think he fits the bill nicely.

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Ravelry forums

I hate to say this, but the Ravelry forums are starting to make me not want to go to Ravelry. The problem starts with me, I always end up reading controversial threads or going to the "Big Issues Debate" forum. Of course those places are going to irritate me! Why am I surprised? I kind of wish there were a way to block myself from going to certain boards, or perhaps any of the forums.

On the knitting front, I've mostly been working on my mindless socks which turned into Foxglove socks from New Pathways for Sock Knitters. I really need some more socks and I have all this sock yarn. Of course, I also need to finish weaving the ends of Erik's sweater so he can wear it.

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