Sunday, August 12, 2007
Ribbon Cardi Woes!
There was much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth today.
Brand new FO + hand wash cycle on washing machine = near disaster!
Ordinarily, my hand knits turn out fine, using this cycle on the machine. But, woe is me, this time . . .
I believe the problem occurred because I was lazy and stupid. No, don't make excuses for me. This foul up was because I took a moronic short cut and I need to pay for my crime.
I'm an experienced enough knitter to know that it is absolutely idiotic to allow a manufacturers mid-skein join to just fall where it may. My SOP is to remove the knot and make my join at a side seam. But my frustration and impatience with this yarn made me reckless. When I ran across one of those stupid joins, mid-row, I rationalized that it was a good, tight knot and the texture of the fabric would hide it effectively. I was not in the mood to tink back to the side seam and I have lived to regret it.
Well, now you know why I don't allow those knots to remain. UGGGGH!
But a little careful work with a couple crochet hooks and a yarn needle, a new knot, sewn into place with some sewing thread and we have a almost like new sweater.
The fabric has a tight row, that I'll need to do some judicious work on to distribute a little more to improve the texture but, all in all, a good save.
I promise to walk the straight and narrow from here on out. No more short cuts, no more laziness and no more cheating. I will never allow a join to fall within the fabric again (except on knitting in the round - because of course, there are no seams).
I need to go to my happy place now. Buh bye!