Wednesday November 07th 2007, 1:20 pm
Filed under: Knit

It didn’t matter how much I wanted that to be right. It wasn’t. And if I’m going to spring for pure cashmere, and if I’m going to knit it for that friend, I am going to do it right. End of subject.

That and the fact that I was having a hard time making myself go back to it and keep knitting it–that was message enough to myself that I would never be satisfied with it the way it was. Stop. Out!

So Monday’s work got thrown out and it felt awful but awfully wonderful and freeing to be done with the dilemma and doing it right. A knit/purl combination at the yoke in pure cashmere just didn’t do it for me: I wanted her husband to be able to stroke her shoulders without the speed bumps of the purls. The lacy stockinette side of the reknitted yoke just plain feels better for running your hands across. It matches the yarn better.

The full story later–I have to It’s a startfinish this first.

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It is so liberating to make the decision and stop something. We are all taught to see things through to the end. Sometimes you have to be brave and just stop. Enjoy the freedom.

Comment by Vicki 11.07.07 @ 2:22 pm

Ooo pretty pretty pretty. And what a red!

Comment by kristine 11.07.07 @ 4:40 pm

Lovely start and lovely color!

I’m definitely one of those people that just has to rip something if it’s not just right.

Comment by Alison 11.07.07 @ 5:09 pm

If it’s not what you want, then rip it out! The beauty of knitting is that you can do that and still use the yarn. (usually)

Comment by Carol 11.07.07 @ 5:33 pm

Did you frog or actually throw out!

Comment by Amanda 11.07.07 @ 5:44 pm

Rofl! Frogged! Frogged!

Comment by AlisonH 11.07.07 @ 6:08 pm

Frogging is definitely a “liberating” experience on a number of levels 🙂 Love the red!

Comment by Bonnie Zink 11.08.07 @ 8:19 am

I love the image of her husband stroking her shoulders. It’s a gift for them both.

My husband also loves to touch soft fuzzy stuff. It makes it easier for him to support my fiber habit :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.08.07 @ 5:19 pm

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