Monday, March 12, 2007

Good news bad news

First the bad news.
My knitting hates me.
Well not really, it's my own damned fault, I swatched with bad yarn, and didn't pay enough attention.

Here is where I was last night on the wedding veil shawl:
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Not bad you say, but take a closer look:
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Yeah, the upside down hearts are all screwy. The decreases are pulling the yarn from the yo's below, making a thicker portion between the yos, so it looks weird and ill formed.
I think I've fixed the problem, but unfortunately I needed to rip back to do it properly.
Le sigh.
Here is where I am as of this morning:
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This is quite discouraging since I'm working on a deadline here, this needs to be done by may, and I don't have much time!

Ok, the good news?

Eunny Jang of See Eunny Knit! (one of my favorite knit blogs) just became editor for Interweave Knits!


Anonymous said...

Oh, the pain of ripping that far back, but your shawl was turning out lovely and will be even more awesome now!!!!

I read her blog sometimes, and I regularly drool over her amazing mittens. They are so phenomenal and are on a very future, "One day I'll be there!" list of things to knit :-)

eve knits said...

aww!! ripping back stinks! the shawl is beautiful, though!!

Abigail said...

sometimes it's hard being a perfectionist.

Sara Half-Elven said...

Eek! Just the thought of all that ripping makes me queasy....

I hope you can make the upside-down hearts work to your satisfaction. That shawl is going to be gorgeous.

Nana Sadie said...

Ahhhhhh. I'm so sorry. But I know it's going to be gorgeous...the lily pad isn't a fun place to be tho'
Your shawls are gorgeous!

kat said...

ugh that's a lot of frogging...hope it goes better this time!

Rositta said...

Just recently everything I have started had to be ripped out or back, I think my mind is elsewhere these days. I'm going to have to start using lifelines I think...have a nice weekend :)

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