Chronicles of Knitterly Misadventures


You knit, you learn
January 17, 2008, 9:14 pm
Filed under: pullover, Salina II, wip | Tags: , , , , ,

Lesson #1- Don’t get lazy, get smart
Laziness in knitting or anywhere else is no good. While I try to demolish my laziness, I must tell myself I am capable of finding smart, time-saving techniques without compromising my results. For F’s sake, I spend far too much time knitting my garments to skimp on finishing them.

I set out on my second Salina intending to achieve a professional looking garment as opposed to my usual rustic, home-made look. I’d heard about this method of using k2tog to attach sleeves and decided to try it out. On Salina, it resulted in this nastiness:

Yuck. Not that bad, but not professional or polished either. This is what she looks like now:

Time and denial made me forget the second glaring mistake (other than my awful photography skills). Do you see it?

If you guessed that one sleeve is at least an inch longer than the other, you’d be correct. Last night I made the decision to rip back a few rows in the longer sleeve instead of adding some to the shorter; I’m not certain I have enough yarn to knit few more rows and attach both sleeves. I probably do, but if I have to tear out a chunk of this sweater again I think I might, you know, tear out my hair or something.

Long story short: Cutting corners doesn’t cut it. Take the extra few minutes- you’ll thank yourself later. (Boy oh boy, now I’m starting to sound like Monk)

Scoreboard for today:

Me: 0

Mediocrity: 2

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