Sunday, September 7, 2008
Last August I started a sweater called Turbulence U Neck Pullover (ravel it) from Norah Gaughan's book, Knitting Nature. I finished the back, and got way far into the front. In fact, you can see I was nearly complete with the complicated charted cabled section at the top and was about to bind off the center when I noticed waaaay down in the lower third of the front a tiny mistake.
And that mistake (a purl where there should have been a knit) stopped me cold. It was too upsetting to think about. I agonized for months whether to carry on or rip it down to correct. I didn't think I would be able to drop a stitch down to the error because of all the cables in the Turbulence part. Needless to say, my feelings toward the sweater turned quite turbulent.
I didn't have the heart to rip and for an entire year I have been looking for ways to correct the error without frogging. I gave this one lots of thought over the past year. I pulled it out of the storage bag often and just stared at it. I thought about just leaving it. But in the end, I couldn't live with the mistake and it just seemed a bit disrespectful to the design to not be perfect. It went into hibernation.
So today in a fit of organization and resolution, I took a breath and frogged all the way down. But of course, in typical Knithound fashion, there were no notes and that means I have no record as to what size needle I'd used. And months ago I'd pulled the needle for another project (which one?!?) so it wasn't there today. Argh! Why can't I think ahead!?! Why do I always leap before looking?! Reckless risk taker -- that's me.
Now I want to get this sweater done in time for Rhinebeck. Let's see if I can pull it off. I'm usually pretty lousy with knitting deadlines.
Posted by knithound brooklyn at 9:12 PM