What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yarn Along

I had a serious letdown on the bonnet this week.  The diamond motif (in between flowers) wasn't looking right to me and then I made the horrible realization that I repeated the pattern every 16 stitches like the diagram appeared without noticing the little note underneath that said to repeat the 14 middle stitches.  ACK!!!


I am not good at fixing mistakes... what if I can't get those stitches all back on correctly??!    Plus, it is really disheartening to undo all those rows I so excitedly knit this week.  It makes me sick to think about it.  I was so proud!  But, if I continue on as I have been and ignore the problem, well, when it is finished I bet that weird non-diamond will bug me to no end.  

Major bummer.

Not sure if I have it in me to rip it out yet.  

I'm still chugging along on the book Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen.  It isn't that it isn't a great (and captivating) read...it just seems I am too tired to pick it up by bedtime.  I have to chug a little faster... it is due back to the library May 4th with no more renewals allowed.  That should do some motivating...


CathieJ said...

Ripping out is awful. You know you have to fix it, but you don't want to lose any stitches. I definitely prefer crochet for that reason. You can face it and in the end you will be happier for it.

Leah T. said...

Use a spare needle to pick up the stitches in one of the two rows with just white. Be sure to pick up the right "leg" of each stitch and you'll be all set to go again without having to rip it out completely. :) Just ask Scott how many times I've started and re-started projects. He thinks I'm nuts. LOL

Linda CP said...

Yes, take it out - you'll be so glad you did. Just consider it a good class room lesson. And actually, I find two-color knitted hats go quite quickly because you get so excited as the pattern emerges. It'll be okay. :^) Your colors are beautiful.

Lucy Bowen said...

If it was mine I wouldn't rip back, I'd K2tog on the next 2 rows to remove the extra stitches. It looks fabulous by the way!

Full of Grace said...

It looks gorgeous regardless and I can't wait to see the finished product :)