Monday, May 25, 2009

Looks nearly done, but...

Sadly, they ain't. I figured out — right when I was adding up stitches for the toes — that I had missed one decrease on the gussets, so I have two more stitches in the body of the foot than the first sock. That's enough that I'll notice it and it'll bug me when wearing them, so I am going to frog back to the end of the gusset. No real worries, though — foot bodies go fast.

I don't really hate frogging that much, honestly. There's always the moment when it hits that I'll have to frog, and then — usually — I take a deep breath and go do it, and it doesn't feel so bad when it's over. I really am a process knitter. (But it's hard not to be overdramatic about frogging on the blog!)

On the other hand, I'm lazy, too, as you'll see below...

I'm getting close on the Khaki Cables cardi! I'm really excited about this, the more so because I just tried it on (with the help of some clips on the uncompleted seams) and it looks like it is going to fit. Going to have to be careful about blocking it (and washing it in future), though, because I suspect it is likely to grow (alpaca-tencel). I might steam-block it for now.

There are a number of booboos involved here. Some are mine, some are the pattern's. For example, the ribbing doesn't match up at ANY of the seams — I'll show you in a couple of days — and honestly, it's not that hard to get it right; I don't know why the pattern writer missed this, unless she calculated it for her size and didn't compensate for the other sizes. I didn't notice (wasn't really thinking about it) until I'd finished the back, one sleeve and one side, so there was no way I was going to go back and fix it. That's the pattern's fault.

Then there's the fact that the first front panel I knit has one fewer rows of ribbing than the rest of the sweater. That would be my fault. Guess what, I am not going to fix it! I actually realized it when I was halfway through the second front panel, at which point I was too eager to finish the darn thing (that was the last panel) to care. I figure I'll block it to be a little longer and no one will notice unless they look closely.

4 comments:

FUZZARELLY said...

Dang! Two steps forward, one step back.

Julie said...

I'd be frogging the sock too; I have very sensitive feet and the size difference would drive me nuts.

The cardi is beautiful; I can't imagaine anyone will notice the small booboo's (either yours or the pattern's).

jae said...

wow... you're patient. I'm an anti-frog girl which is maybe why I haven't started a sweater or sock to speak of yet this year...golly

Earin Marybird said...

I tell myself I don't mind and knit on. Then I frog.