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Friday April 23rd 2010, 11:14 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis,Knit

You know the cliche of that galloping horse image? How, if you couldn’t see your knitting mistake from one, don’t sweat it?

My horse could have won the Kentucky Derby and that yoke would still have had to go.  Sometimes, the visual difference in a knitting pattern between slip two stitches as if to knit, knit the next stitch after that, pass the two slipped stitches over the knitted one, ie, sl2-k1-p2sso, vs. the faster slipping just one stitch, knitting two together, then passing the first one over, ie, sl1-k2tog-psso, is striking.  The first gives you the middle stitch pretty much going straight up with the other two leaning in towards it from the sides, the second gives you two stitches leaning sideways against the third.

I have leapfrogged over that little problem: that yoke is ripped, reknit, and on beyond.  I find it always feels better to get past where I’d been the first time, if possible, before I put a frogged project back down again.

And now it’s blooming again on my needles and I totally love it. It was well worth the rip.

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I use that expression all the time at the yarn shop. People usually just stand there and blink like I’m speaking Sanskrit or something. There are horses galloping all the time at that shop….

Comment by afton 04.24.10 @ 6:21 am

Couldn’t agree more – each double decrease is useful, but each one needs to be in the right place.

Comment by twinsetellen 04.24.10 @ 6:41 am

I too like to knit past the frogged place whenever possible. It just makes me feel less … loss?

Comment by Channon 04.24.10 @ 6:50 am

the firsst one is the one called for in the sock yarn blanket and does make a nice ridge right up the center of the mitered squares but it is a bit wonky to do when one is at the last couple of rows with sock yarn and size 1 needles. I am grateful that I have finished the last square and am ready to do the knitted on I-cord edging. LOL.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.24.10 @ 7:35 am

and isn’t it amazing how different that seeming small thing is! glad to hear the rip and re-knit was successful

and I’m loving the flower pictures!! (my daffodils got frozen by yesterday’s snow storm — so it will be a while before I have flowers here to look at)

Comment by Bev 04.24.10 @ 8:43 am

So, if it’s not a galloping horse, I can sing “la, la, la” and ignore it, right? Good, because I often do…

Comment by Ruth 04.24.10 @ 10:05 am

I have no idea what you’re talking about, but the flowers are beautiful.

Humor –

More school Q & A

Q. Why would living near a mobile phone mast cause ill health?
A. You might walk into it.

Q. What did Mahatma Gandi and Gengis have in common?
A. Unusual names.

Q. What was Sir Walter Raleigh famous for?
A. He invented cigarettes and started a craze for bicycles.

Q. What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register?
A. Mariah Carey.

Q. Name one of the early Romans’ greatest achievements.
A. Learning to speak Latin.

Q. Where was the American Declaration of Independence signed?
A. At the bottom.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.24.10 @ 10:31 am

Whew! I feel so much better!

Comment by Jody 04.24.10 @ 4:02 pm

If I see the mistake and it bothers me then, I know I have to rip back and fix it. No amount of ignoring or appreciating the rest of the effort will take it away. In our family it was “squint one eye and close the other…looks just fine.” Not always! Glad you are back on track, and beyond.

Comment by DebbieR 04.24.10 @ 7:01 pm

Love the flowers!

Comment by Karen L 04.26.10 @ 8:33 pm

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