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.


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!