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?

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

7 comments:

ourika 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.
:p

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.

KnitNana 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!
(((hugs)))

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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