Well, not really down the drain but . . wasted nonetheless.
One of the things I do all the time that makes me so frustrated is that when I’m knitting, I see things that don’t look right and then I think . . maybe they’ll look more right after I knit a while longer and by the time I knit a while longer and they don’t look any more right, I figure I’ve gone so far that I’ll just live with it and then I knit more and decide I can’t live with it. Had I stopped when I first saw the mistake, and ripped back, I would make things so much easier on myself. No . . that’s just not my nature!
The first section consists of 78 rows. That section is knitted twice. On the first section, about Row 50, I made a mistake. On the sides, there are knitted stitches that form a “frame” of sorts. I purled all the way across that row . . the entire row, so there was no “frame” on the left or right side. It didn’t look horrible but it was wrong. I was probably on about Row 60 when I noticed it but I said . . maybe it won’t even show up once I get it blocked. I kept knitting. I got to Row 78 . . the end of the first section. I looked at it and decided it just wasn’t worth knitting back those 28 rows. It’s just for me. I’ll wear it. No one will even notice and if they do . . it’s not entered in some contest . . it’s just for me!
Last night I knitted more. I got to Row 58 on the second repeat and when I saw how obvious my mistake was . . I ripped all the way back to Row 51. I have plenty of time to get this done before December 15. The mistake would always bother me. I’m glad I ripped it out but I wish I had ripped it out when I first noticed it.
Back to where I was when I showed the first picture. At this rate, I’m not going to burn through the stash very quickly, am I?