Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I thought I looked at my knitting. I really did.
That is, until I had knit about 100 rows and then discovered a mistake at about row 50. The mistake was the ommission of two rows when I went from the top of the chart to the bottom again. It looked fine.... not as fine as the original pattern, but even folks that knit Kashmir would have been hard-pressed to see it unless it was pointed out. I took my friend Carolyn's advice (She who also knit Kashmir) to keep on knitting.

So I happily knit another 22 rows on Sunday.

And then...

I spotted it. A Big-O, Obvious can't-ignore-it error at about row 70. I was missing another entire row, which made the design kind of bleed together. Ugh. Ick. Flock!!!

I sighed. I took a picture. (photo above is an earlier one at the 100 row point. The 122 row one is still in my camera.)

And then I began to frog.... and frog... and frog....

When the fist 52 rows were ripped down to the Big-O mistake, frogging another 20 rows didn't seem all that drastic. This wholesale frogging is kind of like spotting a dreamy pair of shoes in some glossy fashion mag that costs the equivalent of a mortgage payment - makes that pair that costs a whole car payment look downright reasonable (for about 3 seconds).

I'm 25 rows to the good now, and I'm watching like a hawk. Believe me!!


Opal said...

Oh no! You poor thing! I really feel your pain. I'm glad you're back on track now though.

Moonlit Goddess said...

Oh my God! I think I would have cried to know I had to rip out 70 rows. It's beautiful. I think I would have let the row 50 mistake go and maybe repeated it. But the Big-O one definitely needed to come out. But I still would have cried the whole time.

Good to see you're back on-line. I missed reading your blog.

Jemima said...

I would have had to hit the bottle. Blah! BLAH, I say!

It's so gorgeous that I hope you're at least enjoying the process.

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