Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ribbit (Rip it)

Did you hear that? Last night, I did something dreadful. So dreadful I'm sure you could hear it all the way to Colorado.

I frogged the sweater I was knitting for my niece Abby. Luckily I hadn't gotten far before ripping it out. But it felt far to me with the tiny stitches. And it felt far to my tired hand joints.

I was supposed to knit two together, yarn forward, slip a stitch, knit a stitch, slip that stitch over the knitted stitch. Somehow I added stitch after every yarn forward. Rookie mistake. I tried just ripping out that row, but the stitches are so tiny it was hard to pick them back up. Before I knew it, I had double rows that had slipped. So I'm starting over.

Better knit fast. Babies grow quick.


  1. That's why I avoid all projects having to do with patterns.

  2. oh, hang in there. i have done this before...many, many times. I had to go back and look at how to do a yarn over again, and discovered I was doing it wrong. you will get the hang of it, i promise. do you have a local yarn shop that you could bring it to and they could help?
    thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.