Sunday, August 26, 2007

Mistake or Wabi-Sabi?

Last night, I embarked on the Central Park Hoodie, my first real true "lots of yarn so you better like it" sweater. And it's for me. All for me. So, four inches later, I have the ribbing for the back.


But upon closer examination, I realized that there are a few "purl not knit" stitches. No, there wasn't excessive drinking involved but dimmer light, friendly conversation with friends and a "it's just 2-by-2 rib so I don't need to pay attention" mindset.

Do I frog it or just harness the Wabi-Sabi that Allena talks so much about and say that these aren't imperfections but what makes this handknit? Decisions, decisions. Thankfully I have the Chevron Scarf and the Monkey socks to keep my hands occupied.

Speaking of Monkeys, here's sock number 1.

Thankfully after realizing that these will never fit my dear friend Joey [her feet are not terribly wide or long!], I picked lovely Dad for these earthy socks. Strange though - the heel was not a sl1, k1 heel. And, even though my ball band "claimed" that I had the same gauge as the pattern, I ended up with a sock big enough to be pants. Hmm...


And then, last but terribly not least, is my baby afghan. All done! My lovely coworker "Rebecca the seamstress in her former life" helped me with sewing a flannel backing on the blanket to finish it off. Thanks Rebecca! I am so proud!

5 comments:

Mz Kwooz said...

Ribbing for the back of the hoodie in a dark color? Let it go--let the 'mistakes' breath free!

The socks lok good and the blanket looks amazing!

Wanna knit together sometime this week?

Annie said...

Go for the wabi sabi.

The blanket looks great! Adding a flannel backing is a great touch. Uh, no pun intended.

Knitting Ewe said...

Yeah, let it go. The dark color will totally hide a few stitches here or there. But, the lesson to learn is that the stitches are harder to see, so be ready when it comes to the cables!

Yes, lets kit together sometime this week!

misplacedpom said...

Dissenting voice- I'd rip, or at least drop down to the stitch that waas wrong and rework them back up. I'd never be happy knowing that something so easily fixed hasn't been. But then I'm a perfectionist.....

Debbie said...

how much would you have to rip out and how noticable is the mistake? two very important things to take into consideration. if it's not too bad and it's a lot to rip out, leave it.