Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Urgh....

.... after showing you all that beautiful shawl progress, the shawl now looks like this:
After posting last night, I sat down to do a few more rows before bed. I realized I had made a glaring mistake a few rows back. I can't rip back lace - I won't even try. But, I was planning to go up to mom's for a cat food exchange (don't ask - suffice it to say between us we have six very finicky cats) so I put it away so she could fix it.

I took it to her today... now, I knew there were a few other "flubs" but they were ones I was pretty sure weren't that noticeable in the grand scheme of things... blocking solves all right? Well it does until your mother start pointing them out - "Well what about that one?" "And look there, your stitches are all wonky"

She would have had to rip back so far, I would have been left with just a few rows on the needles so I said screw it and frogged it - I guess it's not a good at work project because obviously I wasn't paying enough attention - I'll stick to socks at work.

Anyway, I'll cast on again this weekend. I have Friday off, so once I get my housework done, I should be able to get back to where I was pretty quickly.

So depressing... thanks mom.....

But I did get cheered up a little bit - mom did make me whipped potatoes for dinner, and when I got home this was in my mailbox:Ten scrumdiddlyumptuous balls of Stella (60 per cent silk, 20 per cent rayon, 30 per cent cotton) in Scarlet Red. This is for my Wool Peddlers shawl. Yum!

13 comments:

zoom said...

I love the idea of a wool peddler's shawl....it sounds so down to earth and medieval. And the red Stella is hot.

Bea said...

Sorry about the shawl ripping. Love the yarn for the wool peddlers. That will be really pretty.

trek said...

EEP!

At least you salvaged the yarn and scored some lovely new yarn as well.

Lee said...

I love that color, it should turn out great.

TheBlackSheep said...

I feel your pain. I've had to learn that lesson too. I stick to sock when on the phone or in planes or in public in general. Good luck with your second try!

lexa said...

Too bad about the shawl. That new yarn is gorgeous! What a beautiful shawl that is going to make.

Not ready for handspun said...

I can't rip back lace either. Or Pomatomus socks for that matter. My shawl's been on hold because I haven't been in the mood for attentive knitting. The new yarn is gorgeous!

Susan said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry but I'm giggling about the cat food exchange. I totally know what you mean about that.

Rhonda said...

That's okay, after you left, I had to rip out the ribbing for your Dad's sweater......it had a twist in it. I cried. :(

Samantha said...

Steeellaaaaaa!!!

Monika said...

Awe, too bad about the shawl! The more I see the yarn, the lovelier it seems. The wool peddler shawl was among my first shawls. It's a lovely shawl, very comforting feel to it.

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, triple yum! Look at that color! I'm sorry to hear about the shawl. I've been there, and it's not a happy place...

Jeanne said...

Sorry about the shawl - that's so hard when you are excited about a pattern!

Love the new yarn - I'm frogging my WPS - just don't feel the love anymore....