Monday, November 07, 2005

Oh dear...

When you knit something up and realise that its not quite right, what do you do:
(a) immediately rip it out and start over;
(b) stick it at the bottom of your WIP list and never touch it again; or
(c) ignore it and smile whilst you finish it.

I've always found these multiple choice questions difficult. I'm either two of the above or none of the above, and sometimes ponder over all three. However in this case I think its a case of what I'd like to do, and what I have to do.

As you can see, I'm slightly off symmetric with the pattern repeat. I did all the maths to accompany the yarn substitution, but forgot to take into consideration the pattern repeat. Damn, that really buggers things up for me now.

I can't have a baby prancing around in something cockeyed especially with my name at the bottom of it. So, you know what this means don't you. Rip, rip, rip... to your hearts content.

7 comments:

Esther said...

I think it looks good!

Ruth said...

your baby sweater looks so sweet! i really like the color and the pattern look. sorry you had to rip all that hard work! but knitting it up correctly the second time around will feel alot better =)

Becky said...

Oh what a nuisance - still ripping it was the only option and it will look super fabulous, now that you know what you need to do.

savannahchik said...

oh no :( i'm so sorry you had to rip! i don't think there was a way around it though. at least it's a baby cardi so hopefully it'll knit up quickly the second time around!

Donna said...

So sorry you had to rip : ( I would have done the same thing. It is such an adorable sweater!

SweetPeaknits said...

Thanks everyone for all your condolences. Your right, I do feel better now that I've started over and its at least symmetrical

goodkarma said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. Before I saw the ripped out remains I was about to suggest duplicate stitching a dark argyle near to the button band on the side that looks bare. I can't explain with words... I would point and say, "Right here." Anyway, now that you're starting again, it will be just right and you'll feel much more confidant giving it as a gift! :)