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Not Really Financial (Knitting Debacle)

October 7th, 2013 at 04:04 pm

OK, this is not financial, but I had to get this off my chest...

On Friday night I realized that the sweater I have been knitting since Sept. 13th was WRONG! Ack! I somehow failed to do the cables differently so that they were symmetrical, and instead they all crossed the same way (there are four cable panels total). I had knitted the entire back! Twenty-one days of work! (I knit about an hour a day).

I could have just accepted it, but I knew it would bug me for as long as I owned the sweater. And I hadn't done the sleeves or collar yet. And... what I love is knitting (having something that I knitted is a perk - the actual hobby is the "doing" part).

So I wound up a new ball before I went to bed, cast on, and started new the next day. I'm about 3" into it already, so I'm pretty happy. And now at least I know it's right.

We are having pizza for dinner, and the dough is rising, and F is doing "stuff" (her words). So I might get another row in before D comes home.

6 Responses to “Not Really Financial (Knitting Debacle)”

  1. Buendia Says:

    What F was doing was making a secret code. I am about to get a secret message, and she will give me the decoder if I get stuck. So forget the knitting for a bit - this is more fun!!

  2. momcents Says:


    I can commiserate; though not a knitter, I'm a cross-stitcher and I know quite well the dread of realizing that one misplaced "x" caused a bunch of trouble. I used to love dealing with linen, but having to count over two made for easier mistakes. So now I try to stick to easy patterns and Aida fabric.

    Have fun with the code!

  3. TashaC. Says:

    ok your patience is amazing. I could never restart after all that work.

  4. Miz Pat Says:

    I can't neat worth beans and being able to do cable is beyond my ability. You are to be commended for your ability. I hope you have fun.

  5. baselle Says:

    Just like Penelope did every night before Odysseus came home.

  6. Buendia Says:

    That's funny! I feel like Penelope! But it will eventually be finished (I hope!).

    And thank you all for the kind words about my knitting! Miz Pat - I bet you could learn to cable really easily! It's actually pretty fun. I love watching things cross over and behind each other... like magic!

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