Over night, batteries recharged, and I was able to get the photos off my camera. The lace mending is going pretty well now, having figured out what it is I need to do and how. Still awfully fiddly though.
Here’s the set up: Bright lights, dark fabric over the the cushion, so I can pin the shawl down as need and still be able to see it. That dark fabric? One of my shirts.
The first thing I tried was just isolating the stitch with the misplaced beads, dropping those stitches, and then picking them up again.
Then I pick up the stitches, drop the stitches that that the beads should be on, put in the beads, and pick it all back up again.
Clearly no good — there’s an obvious jog in the bead line, and the stitches the beads had been on didn’t pick up well.
The next tactic is similiar — run a life line through all the stitches of the section involved in the error, and drop all the stitches down to the life line.
I now have a fear of tangles bordering on the traumatic.
At this point, what I am doing is going back to the chart, and just re-knitting each row that I dropped, using the corresponding loop of yarn. It’s working pretty well.
Pretty good, pretty good. The only slight problem is some laddering down the sides of the re-knit section.
This I’ll have to fix after all the re-knitting is done, by going along with a crochet hook and jollying the extra yarn along until it is evenly redistributed along the rows I’ve had to rework.
Now, I only have this section to finished, and the second error site to pick up and do, and I’ll be back to regular knitting.