One Step Forward, Two Steps Back


I'm almost done Monkey #1.  It just needs to be attached at the joints and some nipple-y little legs knit to the body as per the pattern.   While this feels like progress and a head-start on xmas presents, I have had to rip the sweater I was knitting this week because I made a major boo-boo, and the yarn was too shiny for a Cowichan-style cardigan.  I caught my tragic error while gazing at my published blog post.   It occurred to me that the fairisle band around the mid-riff was insanely narrower than the cardigan on the cover of the magazine.  And then the ah-ha moment came like a kick to the stomache.   I had only knit half of the chart!   These things happen for a reason 'cause I really should have ripped it back after an inch into the sweater - the yarn was simply not worthy of the pattern.  I am positive that this is the universe's way of telling me to focus on the holiday gift-making first before I go off on some whim.

Happy Thursday, my friends!  I must go catch up on yesterday's episode of Glee

N

2 comments:

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Can't wait to see what you use that yarn for then, if it wasn't worthy of that pattern.

The monkey is soo cute - hard to make?? I wish I had someone to make that for, I don't want anymore stuffies in my house!

elan said...

Another Gleek, the boys (being musical theatre chidren) love it.

Sweet monkey, hope my teens don't see it, I've got them convinced I don't have the talent to sew one, if they see one being knit, all excuses are blown.