Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Whenever I'm knitting something and I notice a mistake a few rows back, I just let it go. The whole idea of unraveling stitches is just too scary. I can imagine myself desperately scrambling to stop the unraveling, only to have stitch after stitch, and eventually the whole project, come apart in my hands. Well, today I was about to start decreasing the toe of a sock, and I was congratulating myself on finishing my fastest sock ever. Too bad I had to notice that I completely, totally screwed up the gusset. I tried it on, hoping it wouldn't matter, but no dice. The left side of the ankle was so floppy it probably wouldn't even have fit in a shoe. I had no choice but to unravel the entire foot and fix it. I set to work performing the surgery with my teeniest needles and an itty bitty crochet hook and...I did it! I managed to get back to the gusset and pick up all the stitches with no major unintentional unraveling problems! This means that, if you are someone who can expect to receive a knitted object from me in the future, know that now you can also expect fewer mistakes!

Remember that baby stuff I wanted to get rid of? I put it on craigslist.com, and eight people emailed me expressing interest. Most told me they wanted everything. I emailed them all back, thinking that I'd give it to whoever could come and pick it up first. I only heard back from ONE person, and she said sorry, but she had decided she wanted more girly stuff. The other seven? Nothing. Why did they email me if they didn't want the stuff anyway? So annoying.

5 comments:

David said...

What you should do is teach Emma how to unravel your erroneous stitches. You can be like an unstoppable tag team.

Abbie said...

That sounds like a doofy idea. What you really need to do is post more cute pictures of Emma. Craigslist is so awesome--one of my friends here actually posts herself for baby-sitting jobs.

Shawn said...

I'm always messing up on my crocheting. Probably why I haven't finished Coreys blanket yet! :)

mom said...

Andy mentions Craig's List fairly often. Maybe you should save the baby stuff for when he has a baby!
Birthright is also always looking for baby things.

amy said...

cool! Good for you taking the mistake-fixing plunge. I'm about 50/50 about that - sometimes I fix and sometimes not. It's scary to do on small circular projects!