Thursday, March 30, 2006

Froggy Went A Courtin'...


I am attempting to complete one of my UFO's from over a year ago. Generally I keep pretty good notes in margins, post-it's etc to document the changes I make to patterns. Tonight as I continue knitting the Front Right Side of my cardigan something is just not looking right to me. I measure, re-measure, eyeball. Time to rip. I rip. Re-knit 6 rows. Hmmmm. Rip. Rip some more. Measure. I hold the Left Side up to myself. Now either I am confused or it seems a little short.
I shrug and knit about 8 more rows. Time to compare sides. What the blazes? Still no match.
Pull out that measuring tape. Check the pattern 3 or 4 times, search for notes I know are not there in any of those margins. Confronted with the thought of ripping out my work AGAIN at 11 PM I reach into the knitting bag and pull out the back.
Oh dear god. The completed Left Side is shorter. 4"'s shorter.
Maybe I can frog that and just let the Right Side continue. Nope. The fully-fashioned decreases on the Right Side are not so fully-fashioned.
So here is my dilemma.
I can frog a few rows of the Right Side and make those decreases fully-fashioned and then frog the Left Side entirely.
OR: It is boucle, it is 100% Acrylic and it doesn't really even show the seed stitch pattern on the edges so I can frog the whole thing. Then I can get started on those striped knee socks I really want to make.
Yep. I think we both know what I am going to do.
If I am ever out of fresh projects that boucle could make a cozy travel blanket for my dog!

Posted by Miss Scarlett @ 11:19 PM

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Go for the socks! Go for the socks!

BTW--thanks for the comment re: my stash. However, if you didn't get to the stash page with the Maude button on it, you didn't see "all" of it! LOL!

Acrylic makes great doggy blankets.

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