Monday, July 16, 2007

One Step Forward...

I finished the first row of blocks on the Alphabet Blanket! I decided to take time to admire my work in each of the blocks. Mind you, I was not looking for errors since I knew there was no way I could possibly have made a mistake. I had checked and double-checked each row as I was working, and counted and double-counted the number of knits and purls, and I thought twice... three times... four times(!) before doing each yarn over and decrease to make sure I was doing the correct one - left leaning or right leaning. So, with all the confidence in the world, I stopped to admire (and photograph) the fruits of my labor.


AHHHH! WHAT IS THAT?

After several minutes of avoidance, in which I tried to convince myself that that is, indeed, how the "X" square is supposed to look, I tried to figure out how I could blame this on someone else.... anyone else.... even Emma and Tara (I'm a bad dog mom, for even considering this). What to do....what to do. Those who know me know that I will do just about anything to avoid frogging. "Rip it, rip it, rip it" to all of that hard work? It makes me shudder just thinking of it. Could I fix it with a darning needle? No. Could I just rip out that one portion down to the offending area and re-do? Right, try and figure out all of those decreases and yarn overs again, but this time in a very tiny space. I don't think so. The only mature, responsible thing to do is to face up to the fact that I made mistake, correct it, and learn from this valuable lesson.

After the screaming and crying and tantrum-throwing was over, I downed a fist-full of Prozac and riiiippppped away. Here is the blanket, ripped back to the row before the offending portion.
Sad, isn't it?

6 comments:

KimT said...

DANG!!!!!!! It hurts just to read about it. You will be beyond that point and the whole frogging event will be forgotten...........maybe after a little more prozac.

Sorry.

Nichole said...

Oh you're better than me... I THINK I might've just left it... lol

Poor doggies - we do use them as a scape goat for alot, huh?

Knitting Mama said...

Oh, sorry to hear about the mistake in your blanket. I know how that feels, when you only notice it later...! I feel for you! I would have done the same thing (rip back)

Criquette said...

I share in your pain! Do you ever wish you could be one of those people who either blissfully ignore their mistakes and keep going, or someone who can block the mistakes from their consciousness?

Tsuki said...

Aha! I have a similar error in the "secret" project I'm knitting, but I've decided that you can't tell and it's on the back, and if it really bugs me and I have time I could knit that part again...

No, I can't face frogging, I'd rather the "individuality" of the piece. Yey! (I may have ripped it out if I hadn't already done so like ten times!)

Tsuki said...

And yet, I find myself having to begin again - I now have two such errors. It's so sad :-(