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Thursday, June 09, 2005

aran continued

You know what's painful? Knitting for an hour and completing exactly one row, then having to rip that row and several other along with it out for a second time. Uhg. Just when I was congratulating myself yesterday that I hadn't made a huge error since that second, fateful row 24 waaay back there. So, naturally, that was when I made my mistake, or rather, when I thought I'd made my mistake.

I glanced (this word can not be emphasized enough) at my row notes when I picked up my knitting to continue after I got home from work. I noticed that I'd made a mistake during my lunchtime knitting by cabling the 8 row cable when I shouldn't have. I ripped back the work and reknit it. Later, I picked up my row notes again and realized that I had indeed knitted it correctly the first time and that it was the rip and repeat without the cable that was the mistake. Did I mention that this was three rows back? Both times? So I had to rip out and reknit what I had already knitted correctly the first time, wrongly the second time, to end up with the correct pattern the third time. Ugh.

On a more positive note I am thoroughly enjoying this pattern. Alice Starmore must have genius in her noodle because this St. Brigid is heaps of fun. Try it, you'll like it.


Anonymous Maggie said...

Your work is looking beautiful! I knit a sweater with almost this exact pattern in silk yarn for my daughter a few years ago and I really enjoyed it as well.

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

I can't read your post today because I'm blinded by a photo of a beautiful cable pattern. Wow!! Great job!!

7:37 AM  
Blogger ErLeCa said...

Oh I've definitely done stupid things like that before, but I'm not sure if I've done them on such an intricate pattern before (probably because I've never done such an intricate pattern!)

9:38 AM  
Blogger The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Ugh, I've done that before (the ripping something to fix it only to find out that I was right in the first place). What a pain! The results of what you're doing are fabulous, though, Keep working. It seems quite worth it.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Janice in GA said...

The knitting gods are not always kind, are they??
But the sweater is looking great!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Donna said...

You're a brave woman. I'd have run away just looking at the pattern.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous caro said...

ripping back or not, it looks fantastic. good job darlin'!

2:41 PM  
Anonymous OtherColleen said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Nice aran work such as yours scares the crap outta me. That's why I haven't tried it, yet. I've GOT to work up the nerve.

Must. Knit. Aran.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

You are flying! It looks gorgeous. I finally updated my sidebar and added you. I am the suckiest knitalong hostess ever!!

7:59 AM  
Blogger savannahchik said...

It looks fabulous! Keep on plugging away. You'll find your rhythm. We've all made these mistakes, I swear :)

3:39 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen knitted. (from husband of

10:43 PM  

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