Wednesday, April 28, 2004  

Trusting Your Knitting Gut

So yesterday I was making great progress on the extra cute little strappy tank from the latest Vogue:

I was about halfway up the back when I realized that the bottom edging REALLY bothered me. Now, in the picture, it curls nicely at the bottom, making a softly rolled hem. On mine, it just flipped up, and looked like a mistake. At first, I tried to convince myself that it would all turn out in the end, but really, the more I looked at it, the more I realized that it BUGGED me, and that it would bug me even more when I was wearing it. So I ripped the whole thing back, and started over. Now there's a nicely behaved inch or so of garter stitch at the hem, and I'm much happier. Moral of the story? ALWAYS listen to that little voice that says "this doesn't look right"... give your knitting a nice fair chance to prove that it doesn't look terrible, but ultimately, trust your instincts. It's far better to rip out half of the back than the entire project!

In an effort to save my fern from becoming Cricket's salad bar, I've grown her some kitty grass... and wouldn't you know that it sprouted on her birthday? She's one lucky kitty!

But just in case you were worried, kitty grass will NEVER replace kitty treats...


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