Thursday, July 28, 2005

Blocking will fix it...

Don't you just love the "blocking will fix it" thought. We all know blocking won't fix it...blocking may help it look better, but it definitely doesn't fix it.
Careful tinkering...hooking...wrapping...yelling...cursing...praying...holding your breath...picking up the stitches, fixes it.
I must say, I am satisfied with the results. I tightened up stitches for a small length to make up for the slack in the yarn from k2tog. It's not perfect...but it is so close. Can you even tell where it is...I don't think so...I even had trouble...really. ( third diamond from the marker)


For those who suggested ripping in...normally I would rip and perfect it...but the thought of trying to get all those YO's in the pattern to line up...oh no. I just had to fix it...what was the harm in trying? I did it, and you can too...keep in mind a life line would have helped.
I'm not even in the thick of the lace yet!
That's ok, if I miss a YO or forget a K2tog...that's nothing a good blocking won't fix?!

Maureen in Rhode Island...I actually ordered the Blackberry yarn it calls for (I am always subbing yarn...this is a first!) Deep red is the colour.

16 comments:

jacqueline said...

it is looking fantastic! love the colour....and you have fixed the error perfectly. it is completely invisible.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I am so-o-o-o-o-o happy for you - you did an incredible job - NO ONE would ever notice it - and thanks for teaching me a valuable lesson! I was disheartened to hear about your start with this shawl (sounds exactly like me!) and my eagerness to knit this waned as I thought about how many stitches I, too, will be ripping out.
Now I will ripout only as a last resort! Unfortunately, this does not apply to the Aran baby blanket - I got brain freeze and actually made a very noticeable mistake - no getting around this one!
Thanks for sharing your talents and lessons with all of us and happy knitting!
Maureen

grumperina said...

I'm so happy to see that you conquered the problem. You did it! There you go! You never have to rip again for a little missed k2tog or yo! I'm impressed by your knitting mojo when it comes to this project ;).

Colleen said...

Yay!!!! There will be no holding you back now!

Donna said...

Beautiful color and pattern design!

shizzknits said...

Woo hoo! Good job picking that up- I can't even tell. You're so brave (I'm always freaking out when I have to drop stitches) and that ES is looking really good.

MyKnittingLife said...

Ene's is looking fabulous!! You're making me want to go buy some of this yarn to make this, even though I've got some KnitPicks Shimmer I was going to use. Also, I was looking through your gallery and love your Priscilla's Dream socks. I saw that they're supposed to be on the Interweave site, but I can't find them?

Purly Whites said...

You did a fabulous job fixing it! I so can't tell. It is gorgeous so far and I can't wait to see progress. I hope you are mighty proud of yourself.

Tara said...

Wow, I am totally in awe! First of all, what a gutsy move and YAY for it working! The scarf is looking fab, my lady! :)

julia said...

great it worked out! I actually put in a lifeline in mine after reading your post :)

Diana said...

woohoo! fabulous job, I am so glad it worked out. It looks completely perfect.

Heather said...

Congrats to you!!! I tried to pick up a dropped stitch from Lucky and that was a TOTAL nightmare, so I can relate a little. This is going to be gorgeous! You are definitely an inspiration to knitters everywhere!

Esther said...

The color is gorgeous, it looks great and I can't even see the correction :-)

winnie said...

holy cow you did it! and beautifully too i might end. i still couldn't tell where the fixed diamond was even after you pointed it out. oh and regarding stripes, i use circular needles and just slide the knitting to either end depending on the stripe sequence. so let's say you finished stripe A, but the yarn end of B is on the opposite side. Just slide your work and voila, you can start knitting with yarn B. Does that make sense?

Wool Winder said...

What mistake? I can't see it. Great fix!

eastern white said...

wow, that looks beautiful!