Hello. My name is Jessica and I haven't learned my lesson.
I know how to run life lines. I teach others to run life lines in their knitting. But do I run them? No.
I'm working on a sweater, Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane, which is available for free on Ravelry. The pattern is not graded and I've had to make a number of changes for fit and flattery. With each of these changes, there has been tinking and even frogging. You would have thought I might have been inspired to run a life line the first, or even fourth time, I ripped back, but I wasn't. And it has happened again. Once more I became so sure of myself, secure in my last calculations and fit check, that I over-confidently forged ahead without a life line. It's a blessing that it's only yarn and not an actual life or death situation.
Please, learn from my mistakes. Take Two for Safety. Run a life line through your knitting now.
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