Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good:
Here is a picture of my progress. These are the sleeves that I am knitting two at a time, and I feel like a knitting goddess because I have managed to do it without tangling the two skeins.
The Bad:
Being a Perfectionist sucks!!! I was happy knitting along, and got to the decrease for the sleeve cap and then realized that my stitch count was off after I did my binding off. What is my problem, you ask? I was supposed to do the increase 10 times for the 36" size, and the dummy that took over my head when I read the pattern initially read the "9 times" for the 32" size. I will chalk this all up to the fact that I hate writing in my magazines, so I didn't circle or highlight the number that corresponded to my size. And yes, I could have photocopied the pattern, but I seem to always lose those things. So, now I have the grueling pleasure of frogging approximately 20 rows of stitches.
The Ugly:
I read the chart wrong, and have done the cable twist every 8 rows, as opposed to every 10 rows. I have completed the back, front pieces, and the sleeves (almost). So am I supposed to take this out??? Not for a minute on God's great earth am I going to even fathom that notion. Every fault is a fashion, and the cables are consistent with each other. So I'm keeping it. Ha! Leave me a comment. Let me know what you think.


Harlem Purl said...

As long as the cables are consistent throughout the sweater then I would keep it as is. Only you and the whole blogisphere would know that you had a cable mishap.

Nancy said...

I'd leave the cables. I am way to lazy to go back and fix something like that. Now your sweater will be unique;)

Nikkij said...

At first thought, I was like "she needs to fix that." But I compared the sleeves with the cables from the back, and I can't really tell a difference. Seems like you got lucky this time.

Lisa said...

I say leave the cables as is and wear it with love.

Calling on Kahlo said...

I would leave the cables. As long as the sleeves match and even that may not be a big deal. I love the sweater!