Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oops.

I was happily knitting along on my new sweater this morning, feeling proud of myself at having gotten so far after only a few days, when I paused and looked down at my work:


This is where it stands after I ripped out the 12 rows I thought were the mistake.  Then I realized I'd missed out the second row of raspberry in the previous sequence.  Which means another 10 rows have to come out.

And those 12 rows I thought were wrong?  They were actually right; everything up to this point is the "wrong" stripe sequence!  Each grey stripe has only 6 rows, and should have 8!  But honestly, I prefer it this way; I think the colors are more balanced.  And I don't want to rip back all the way!

The lesson here:  a little less Netflix, and a little more paying attention.

ETA:  Oops again - the grey stripes are indeed 8 rows deep.  I guess they look thinner because the yarn is a little thinner than all the other colors (it's 4 Ply Soft rather than Pure Wool 4 Ply).

15 comments:

  1. Oh, no! But for the mistake (which my eyes would not have caught, by the way), it's looking pretty awesome.

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  2. Thanks! I love the fabric, especially now that I've ironed it so I can really see what it looks like.

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  3. I like it with the 6 rows of grey too!

    I feel your pain. I just had to frog 10+ rows of ribbing since I spaced out while watching netflix too... It wasn't supposed to be ribbing at all but doing a moss-stitch border. Eeep!

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  4. And yet, I have a hard time turning it off!

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  5. Oh dear, don't you love when what you thought was wrong was right and vice versa!! Sounds like you have the patience of a saint.

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  6. Girl, ! ! ! , give yourself a a great shake. Get those brains back on track ! !

    hugs

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  7. Yes, ma'am!! I've already fixed it. But I did turn the Netflix back on, so I'd better double check!

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  8. I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything! I guess netflix does have a downside after all!

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  9. You have made a lot of progress and I just love how it looks! I did not spot the mistake, and btw, what are you watching on Netflix?

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  10. It's funny - it takes a while to spot the mistake, but once you do, it's hard to believe you could have missed it!

    I was watching "Inspector George Gently" - not sure why, because I don't really like it all that much!

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  11. Argh! Sorry about the bump in the road :-( I know what you mean about finding a mistake. It is totally under the radar and then suddenly...bam!...it's all you can see. At least that's how it is for me. Hopefully, the pain has been assuaged now that it's fixed and you've moved forward again.

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  12. Victory is mine! Not only is it fixed, but I just finished the back!

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  13. Can't wait to see this one !
    You really setting your wardrobe up this this coming season..
    hugs

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