The short version of the story
Monday August 01st 2016, 11:22 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

I goofed a row in the waiting room apparently at the point when a woman walked past, considered, came back and exclaimed over my knitting. I liked that part.

The rows after built on that mistake till at last it dawned on me tonight. Fudging didn’t work–I tried.

I laid that afghan on the floor and ripped out a thousand stitches. It hurt. And it felt deeply satisfying: it will do what I say because I said so and I will thank me later for it.

I reknit the goofed row right and was quite done with it for the day. But always get past the horse where it threw you if you can, I figure.

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I rip out goofs as soon as I can also. No point thinking about the negative progress any longer than you have to, I figure.

Comment by Betty Catherine 08.02.16 @ 11:18 am

I used to have an embroidery friend who said “What if I go to bed and wake up stupid?”. Meaning once you discover a mistake that requires frogging, do it right away before you go to bed, lest you pick the project back up (forgetting the mistake) and do more work that will ultimately have to be redone. I don’t always reknit past the mistake, but I always go back to before the mistake before I put the project aside.

Comment by Debby 08.02.16 @ 4:04 pm

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