Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Knitting Disaster


I've been humming along with my scarf, adding a few inches to it every evening.  My daughter and I will be out of town the rest of this week, and I planned to bring this along and finish it while we are away.  That is, until last night when I spread it out to look at it and realized with much horror that I made a disastrous mistake about 12 inches back and started ribbing in the wrong direction.  How on earth did I manage to do that?  I will have to rip it back, but it is going to be really difficult for me to figure out what row I am on to start again in the right place.

Not only will my scarf not be finished by this weekend, but it may not be a good take-along project after all, what with all the sweating and swearing it's going to make me do.  I'm sure tears will be shed, too.  I don't want to start a new knitting project, and I really did want to knit on this trip.  SIGH.


3 comments:

Cindy F. said...

Can you just call that line the center back, and have it ribbed one way on the left side and one way on the right? I can't tell from the photo if the lengths are such that that would work.

Tricia said...

That's what I would have done, too - incorporated the switcheroo into the design somehow! Although that's also one reason I haven't done much knitting: I don't know how to recover from mistakes.

besomom said...

I switched over about 2/3 of the way into the scarf, so it's at an awkward point, and it looks really sloppy at the change, too. I ripped it back and figured out what row I was on, but my recovery has been fraught with errors. Frustrating!