Thursday, November 18, 2004
Argh!Yesterday, I was literally minutes from finishing the second beautiful latvian mitten. See how close I was?
Then, to my horror, I realized that I had put the thumbhole in the wrong place! Instead of the mitten ending with a last complete diamond of the pattern repeat perfectly centered on the back of the mitten, that perfectly centered pattern repeat would be on the PALM. I had that sinking feeling - where you know in your gut that it's all wrong, and there's nothing to be done but rip it out - yet the tiniest glimmer of hope still lingers. Maybe I'm just looking at it wrong! Maybe I'm bizarrly dyslexic in an entirely knitting-perception related way!
or maybe it's just wrong, and I have to rip it out.
I sent the offending mitten to the corner to think about what it had done, and decided to delay punishment until I was positive. Perhaps, I thought in a fit of severe rationalization, it won't bother me that the mitten backs don't match each other! Um, no. Thinking about it in class today...
(yes, I think about mittens in class. Sometimes I feel like I think about mittens more than is entirely healthy, but then I get over the feeling and relish being a knitter. Knitters can get away with daydreaming about mittens. And socks. And the mini-i-pod case they would knit
... I realized that the very IDEA of the mismatched mittens drove me bonkers. There was nothing else to be done.
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