Funny, but I haven't had any 'near misses' or so I thought!
It always happens that way, doesn't it? I finished a few things lately and said to myself, "Well, that's that! Move along. No excitement here, just nice FO's." I'm talking about my lacey socks, cashmere vest, and romper.
Socks? My 'on needles' Busy Bee socks, two-at-a-time/not at the same row humbled me. There was a rather noticeable botching of the "honey comb" in one sock which alerted me to my non-super-human cleverness. I carefully removed 4 rows of just the honey comb/10 stitch pattern. In my frustration I conveniently 'forgot' to take a picture... heh, heh.
I looked down and thought, "You're crazy, Lady! You're 20+ rows into TWO (count 'em) 2 shawls of lace and you haven't even thought about the ramifications of a dropped stitch."
Then I looked down again at my hands and found... yikes!! A dropped stitch. Nothing like a dropped stitch to call attention to NOT having had forethought to put in a life-line.
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|#2 Oslo Walk Shawl|