Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I'm taking a little break from the huge project I'm working on, because it's giving me a migraine. I would knit, but my knitting is in my office--and I am holed up in the office of someone who is on vacation, because her office has a door (whereas mine barely has walls). So instead, I blog.

Which brings to me the Knitting Dilemma. On my lunch hour I was working on the mid-month dishcloth KAL, and found that in my previous row I managed to put in two yarnovers--there aren't any in the pattern for that row. Also, a few rows back, I had put in one yarnover (somehow) where there should have been none. That first time I just knit it together with the next stitch, going with the philosophy that it's only a dishcloth, and it's only for me. To be honest, I can't even find that part when I look at it. So I'm thinking about just doing that same thing again in the next row to hide those two mystery YOs... but I want to do it right, and I'm trying to stop leaving mistakes in my knitting because things are "only" for me. I deserve pretty, error-free knitting as much as anyone!

So then I think I should rip out the row with the extra YOs and do it again... but does that mean I have to go back and find the first one? And do I care that much, when the first one is invisible?

It's so hard to be a perfectionist when you kinda suck at something!


bookie said...

I don't know. I do the same thing and think the same thing, "I deserve error-free things too," but then I make another mistake and rationalize right by it. It is only a washcloth but I wonder if you get into the habit of glossing over mistakes in "only" projects, it'll slop over or make it harder to do things perfectly when you want to. You don't kinda suck at knitting; you're learning, and you're impatient, just like your mother.

I wish I were there to whisk you away or put a cool cloth on your forehead. Or we could sit in comfy chairs and pet our yarn.

Love, Mom

Psyche said...

In the end, I didn't do it over. I think I figured out how I made mystery YOs, though, so I can work on avoiding them from now on.

My migraine is better today. :)


Anonymous said...

I say rip back to the current yo mistake, but forget the first one. Or not. :)

bookie said...

More blogging, please. It's been over a week. Hello?

Love, Mom