Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Adventures in Lace Knitting: Part Two

@#$*! *&$%! #$%@!

Wondering how the adventure in lace knitting is going? Not well. Not well at all.

I finished the last portion of the body knitting, and the stitches basically matched up. However when I counted them to move on to the edging portion, I was 14 stitches short. That's a lot.

Now I have three choices here:

1. I can knit another row or two and creatively add 14 stitches. It's lace so what's a few extra holes here and there?

2. I can break my steadfast rule: don't turn back. Knitting, much like life, is never perfect so why go back and fix mistakes? But if I did, I'd have to rip back 12 rows to the third body section and hope the mistakes were just contained to the fourth section.

3. Shove the damn project in the bottom of the knitting bag and let it think long and hard about what its done.

I think I'm going to resort for option 3 for now.

In the meantime, I'm going to go play with my fabric for a while.


heather jane said...

I'm in this conundrum with my socks, too. There are mistakes. I'm not that far along as far as socks are concerned. But two inches is a lot as far as socks are concerned.

Fabric is just so much more forgiving, isn't it?!

Holli said...

Oh shoot, Meg! Stuff it to the bottom, let it think and when you pull it out, you'll both be in a better frame of mind for working together to make it right.

Jessica said...

Rip it back, honey. If you fudge it there will be continuing problems down the road. If you put it away it will be a looming disappointment. Suck it up and rip.

Jen said...

I feel your pain girl!!1

I messed up on my shawl and pulled the whole thing out. It is like the 4th time I have started over. I may actually resort to option #4. Send the d@^^n thing to my grandmother and have her make it for me!!!

IdahoGirls said...

Grip it and rip it Meg! You can do it.

Shannon said...

OMG, you're killing me. I SO wish I was sitting there with you for all this craziness!

I think you're doing the right thing with option 3. Just don't be like me and forget about the whole project altogether, and find it a year or two later and go, 'oh yeah, this would have been really cool, now I can't remember where the heck I was when I stopped.'

Hmm. So maybe you should rip it back. Well, maybe you shouldn't take any advice whatsoever from the on-hiatus-from-knitting friend.

Sara K. said...

Ah the solace of fabric! -S