Ha! I almost made it a whole month without sharing a tale of real unraveling. almost…
I was happily knitting Clue 5 of the MKAL with Deena this afternoon when I stopped (after row 11) to admire the beautiful pattern that was emerging on this second border. Seriously, y’all – the first half of this clue is probably my favorite lace motif of the entire piece. and yep, I’m going to get to knit it twice! along with the last bit of Clue 4.
When I shared my not-spoiler with y’all last week, the boo-boo was there … but it took some really close looking today for me to see it. There’s a pretty cool yarn over, double decrease, yarn over move toward the end of Clue 4 and I did that move in the wrong place twice on that row. Here’s last week’s photo again
I briefly lamented not looking closer at my work last week, marked the row with the problem … and then pulled it all off the needles.
All things considered, I made the mistake in a pretty easy place to correct. The ripping and putting back (and counting and re-counting and putting in markers again) and re-knitting that row took all of about 45 minutes.And now I’m set to get back on track. tomorrow (or maybe Friday …)
In the big ol’ scheme of things, I certainly wish I’d noticed the problem last week – like on the row after the mistake! but I’m also glad I didn’t find it on the blocking board … or worse, when it was actually finished and I was taking photos! It wasn’t a hard fix and I probably lost only three hours of knitting time. also I’m really glad it’s behind me (and now I’m having a glass of wine) 🙂
I hope you haven’t had any real unraveling this week – but if you did, I hope it was easily fixed or really worth it. I’m happy mine was both! and thank you to Kat for giving me the perfect forum to share about it!