I’ve been hitting the needles lately knitting on various things, and one of the things that I was super excited to get started on was the Pretty as a Peacock Shawl using Wollemeise Lace-garn in a beautiful variegated green.
I had actually cast on this project sometime in the spring of 2010, but it got abandoned when I forgot what row I was on and sat in a cloth knitting bag totally forgotten. It then got packed into a warehouse storage unit in Brooklyn for a little over a year, then sat in my apartment for awhile…
I ended up frogging it and starting over this week, reknitted the portion that I’d started, and then as I started knitting more something rather curious started happening. My yarn kept breaking! I didn’t think much of it the first couple of times, but it started happening nearly every row.
Bugs! Bugs had gotten into my yarn and eaten it. How could I have been so careless as to forget to put my woolen knits in progress in plastic bags so the bugs couldn’t get to them!? And it had to have been on a Wollemeise project too.. OH THE HUMANITY!
So, I turned to the lovely ladies on the message boards at Ravelry and they suggested I unwind the ball and see how much yarn actually got damaged and see if I can salvage any of it… I haven’t gotten ambitious enough to do that yet… I’m hoping that it’s minimal. Fingers crossed for me please?
In good news, however… I seem to be making pretty good headway on those socks!