Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ravellenic Update, Days 1-4

My main goal is to knit up the Wildflower Cardigan by Alana Dakos for myself. I'm knitting the second size listed in the pattern (the 36.25" bust) for myself. I have a "secondary" goal that I *really* want to accomplish, which is to also knit the Wee Wildflower by Alana Dakos for my daughter.

As of last night at 10 p.m., I was finished with 1 sleeve of the baby cardigan and 1 adult sleeve, and I was about 6 inches into the back of the adult cardigan.

As of  this morning I have... 1 inch on the back. No sleeves.

Oh, gracious.

I'm not going to share a shameful picture of it... I just can't look at it yet. Maybe when I've recovered the 6 inches I'll be able to look past this grave error, but I can't yet. I'm too close to the ripping.

As I was knitting the back piece last night I thought it looked a little small, so I decided to count stitches and make sure I was on track- only to find out I was missing at least 40 stitches... and that I had made a mistake down on the 3rd or 4th row. A mistake that I absolutely could not drop down and fix.

So last night I ripped the back piece. I'm trying to work up the courage and fortitiude to rip out the two sleeves I had, because they are way too small too due to the same counting error.

Excuse me while I cry in the corner for a minute.

But just for a minute, because I have two sweaters to knit- now in 13 days.

1 comment:

  1. Knitting is not for wimps is it? You can do it Erin, I'm cheering you on!


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