Monday, March 29, 2010

Something just didn't seem right

You know the feeling when something just isn't right?  You can't just put your finger on it but you know something's off.

Take my Selbu mittens for instance.

Here's the first one.

I got started on the second one and knit right along until I'd almost finished the main part.  I proudly held it up for my Mom to see when I had one of those moments. 

See anything wrong?

See it now?

I could have cried.  Instead I laughed.  Know what I did?  Let me 'splain.

I don't like to work charts from the book.  Too hard to keep track.  I prefer to make a copy and use my metal sheet and magnets.  Now, I'd changed the initals and dates so I had to chart those out on a separate chart, tracked on a different metal sheet and different magnets.  Then the little band at the bottom was an easy, peasy little chart so I just used the book for that.

Somehow, in the resulting jumble of charts, I got ahead of myself.  The really weird thing is that I'd done the first little section of the book chart but not the rest.  I plead insanity on this thing because I have no recollection of the thing.

While I was laughing/crying and admitting to the universe that it got me good, I realized that I only had to pull out the first 3 rounds and I could pick up the stitches and knit the book chart down to finish off the chart.  No one will ever know.
So I ripped out the 3 rounds of ribbing.

Then picked up the stitches...
Then started knitting.

Hopefully I'll be able to get it all finished tomorrow night and I'll let you know how it goes.

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