I wrote a report on the Amish and Mennonites when I was in middle school. I was bothered by one of their practices to purposely make a mistake in their work based on the belief that only God can make something perfectly. This really irked me because if only God could make something perfectly, then there was no need to make a mistake, because one would naturally happen. Their “logic” annoyed me to no end. As you can probably tell, it still bothers me. Now, when I make a mistake I usually just refer to it as “my Amish mistake” and carry on with my project.
At what point does one really need to undo the work and redo it?
I have started knitting a 47″ wide Missoni Inspired Chevron Blanket because I am insane and didn’t learn my lesson about doing large projects with the Poncho I recently finished.
There are 361 stitches, and I repeat the 60-stitch pattern 6 times. It will be beautiful…when it’s finished….
It took me some time to get the M1 stitches correct, but I figured I could carry on and when it was blocked the rows would come together.
I dropped a stitch at one point and pulled the others up through it. There was still a slight hole but I figured I could go back later with a needle and yarn and make it look normal.
BUT THEN….I dropped a S1 K2T PSSO stitch. Damn! There was no way getting around this one.
RIP! Funny how RIP-ping a piece out also stands for Rest in Peace. Funny or sad. Knitting humor. Or not.
Get out the Kleenex. For the tears while ripping out rows and rows of 361 stitches.
Time to start anew.
I’ve been looking for a beautiful blanket/afghan to knit–where’s the pattern from?
The question about which mistakes you can live with and which you can’t is a good one. Every hat I’ve knit this winter, I’ve undone and redone three times. In the end, I gained some good experience, and each version was better than the previous one, but enough is enough 🙂
I found it on ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/missoni-inspired-chevron-blanket.
I find hats are more difficult than they seem. I knit two beautiful ones last winter and they both were too big. I was randomly thinking about them the other day and realized I forgot to think about negative ease when I was figuring out the number of stitches.