Friday, September 30, 2011

Progressing Steadily Towards a Rhinebeck Project!

So, despite a mountain of work, 800 pages of reading (between all my classes combined) and a massive cold (when I cough, it sounds like the swamp-mobile in "The Rescuers") I've knit almost 2 inches on my Blackbird Shawlette! I'm really excited, because I feel like I may actually get to wear this at Rhinebeck.


But, tonight, I noticed a problem.

(Please pretend my iPhone photos are clear.  I lost my camera in Canada, still hoping someone will mail it to me.)

I have 3 stitches more than I'm supposed to.

Three.  Meaning I did just mess up, I had to have perpetrated a number of mess ups to end up with this number, since the pattern decreases by 4 stitches every other row.  So, I don't know.  I had just cast a lifeline so I had two options.

1.) Frog back to the lifeline (1 row) and re-knit another repeat of the plain section, but only decrease by 3 stitches instead of 4.
2.) Forget it ever happened, keep the 3 stitches and just knit them together later in the lace pattern.

Typically, I would be the #1 type of person, but today I just don't feel like fighting it.  They say that the Amish always make a mistake in their quilts, on purpose, to show that no human is perfect (only God.)  So this is what I'm calling it.  My "I'm not perfect" feature. 


  1. Don't you hate when that happens!!! I feel your pain. If its not noticeable then I would just decrease it.

  2. Ugh, I hate when that happens. I take a cue from Bob Ross, and call it a 'happy accident'. It's going to be a beautiful shawl.
    Also, you feel better, ok!! =o -sends hugs-

  3. I agree, if you can't see it go with option 2!

  4. sorry about your cold...and the OOPS.
    I say frog back to the lifeline. So glad you put one in!
    It is a lovely color and you'll wear it to Rhineb eck

  5. By the time you finish, you probably won't even be able to see this part. That's the beauty of big projects :-)

  6. I thought that was the Shakers who did that with the intentional "mistake."

    And, by the way, your pictures are amazingly clear!;-)


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