Have we learned our little lesson?
Monday July 17th 2023, 9:08 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

Intarsia blues.

A white stitch in a green spot in the middle of the row, spotted after the end of the row: I debated the ways I could fudge that, knew that no, I really really couldn’t, tinked back all those ends-wound-around-ends and fixed it. Grimly at first, and then with satisfaction.

Because that is one of the great gifts of knitting: you can make it do what you wanted it to do even if it didn’t comply the first time. Or the second or the third, and you get better at it each time.

Says me.

I reknit the rest of that row and the next and put it down again to take a good look. Time to start the awning, right?

Somehow I had knit two white stitches together a day’s worth of work ago.

Now, THAT I can fix without ripping out. I just have to get to that one, have a length of white at the ready, drop the one from above on down till it becomes two and work one back up, then knit (crochet hook more likely) into the stitch left dangling with the waiting strand and vertical-kitchener it on up and weave its ends in.

Now. No more of these shenanigans, okay, self?

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An all too familiar story!

Comment by CA 07.18.23 @ 12:46 am

Yes, it’s satisfying to fix them, but gets frustrating to keep making them! Good luck.

Comment by ccr in MA 07.18.23 @ 5:28 am

Oof! Those shenanigan gremlins sure like to mess with my knitting, too. May today be real progress.

Comment by DebbieR 07.18.23 @ 7:10 am

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