Mr. Aitch had a doctor’s appointment yesterday afternoon and I had to get a shot so we went together. I knew I’d be waiting there for a while so I took my knitting. Then I told Mr. Aitch that I saw a major error in the first 10 rows of the sweater I was working on and had to rip it all out. All 10 rows of 182 stitches. 1820 stitches. He said that I should take a break from knitting. That it was too stressful if I have to rip out all those stitches and start over again. And what was I going to do with the last sweater that didn’t fit?
I just smiled and told him that I needed to start this sweater over. I was ok with that. There was no grinding and gnashing of teeth. I was calm. The Papaya Cardi is going to be reknit when I find the right pattern. And I’m ok with that, too.
He just doesn’t understand.
It would be more stressful for you to wear something that you know has a mistake. It would bug me, too!
I’m with Leah. When you know you make a mistake, you need to correct it or it will bother you forever. I found an error on one side of a sweater I made – didn’t discover it until I was finished. That was O.K. Now I can’t find the error when I wear the sweater and no on can find it either.
Isn’t it great? I am the same way now, and once upon a time I would have been so impatient and irritated about it. Now if I have to rip back or correct, I am amazed how it doesn’t bother me. Tells me I am more of a process knitter I think, which I love that I have that kind of patience.
Going on the final section of the purse. I couldn’t find that light light green that you used for the stripes – more of an olive I think. So I had improvise with the colors. I am hoping that it looks ok. I’ll put up a picture later today!