No, I don’t mean knitting in the round.
Knitting in Circles – The act of knitting the same part of a project twice. Often preceeded by frogging, always preceeded by cursing, it is what a knitter often does in search of the perfect garment.
And I’ve been doing exactly that. On Sunday I cast on for Maude. I was really enjoying knitting with the Misison Falls. It was making a beautiful fabric, and the color changes every few rows kept me interested. As I added each new color the tank took on a different look. I couldn’t wait to pull the next color out of my bag just to see how it integrated and played off the others.
I was so into the color changes that I didn’t bother to look at the whole garment. When I finally did I thought to myself “Hmm, that looks awfully large. Maybe it’s just the stripes.” I measured it.
4 inches too big!
How in the world did that happen? I even did a gauge swatch. So – rip, rip, rip.
I didn’t pick it up until last night. I was able to catch up almost to where I left off on Sunday
|look at all those ends!|
It’s a good thing I recently got all those darning needles! I considered doing it in the round, but I didn’t want to delay seeing the colors take shape. Impatience won over practicality.
Betcha I’ll be cursing that decision in a couple of weeks!