Friday, December 26, 2008

Merrily she knits along!

Merrily she knits along! Hours and days later, a huge error is discovered!

The front raglan shaping changes at 10 rows. Having done a few other Knitting Pure and Simple Neck Down V Necks, I glossed over the instructions. This caused the front of my garment to be 24 sts too narrow. When did I discover this? about 3 inches of fabric under the arms was complete. Just about enough to lay the garment flat to make sure it was coming out to gauge. Oh my!

I checked, I proofed, I measured, I re-read, and re-read . . . . and oh my gosh, there it was. The instructions were as perfectly clear as I expected. Rows 1-4 are clearly written....repeat rows 3 & 4 5 more times. If I had continued reading, in the same paragraph are 2 more rows to repeat. These weren't separated out into a new paragraph, and that is where my mistake was. Typically I scan the first complete of sentences in a paragraph, and that's it.

Not sure if I want to ravel back or just start over. I think I will just start over. But I did take a picture of the neck band. I put the neck band on yesterday, and it was today I discovered the mistake. The color is Mystic, one of my exclusive colors. This is just typical me. The days are so crammed with work, that the brain just short-fuses. Oh well. Each stitch was fun, and I will start again!!

Wednesday I received the color Mystic in the Green Line Worsted and Green Line DK. This is really a masculine color. A very dark, strong, lumber-jack kind of green. In the Green Line the dye took differently. And I really like it. It has a considerable amount of brown in the green. Sort of like a mossy green, but very dark. And the dye took very unevenly, but in a very attractive variation, but still all greens and brownish-green. Mystic is an exclusive color to Angelika's Yarn Store

In home life, Christmas Day was very quiet. Cody, who lives in Newberg, Oregon was able to get down through the snow on Wednesday. Whitney, who lives in downtown Portland, managed to sneak out before noon on Thursday. Right after she left Portland, it started snowing again. All of our other children spent Christmas with their other families, but are hoping to make it down for New Years.

Once we get through the holidays, I'll put up another free yarn five-away!


baby face said...

I love the colors of your new
sweater.It's too bad that you made
an error. It's going to be lovely. If I'm not mistaken, the main part of your sweater is Maple
Grove. You might have blogged that and I missed it.

Vicky said...

After the holidays you are going to do what ?? "free yarn five-away!" I can't wait for that!!

Love the blog and new stuff on your website!!

Angelika said...

Something to that effect! My next posting will have a giveaway!