We were on a road trip on Saturday and I brought along Catkin because I was in the home stretch. I reached the part of section 3 where you close the second bunch of catkins. Call it lazy or careless or selective reading…I interpreted the pattern incorrectly. All my fault. I glanced at the chart, figured I remembered it at this point and knit on.
I kind of knew it when I did the following row. You know the song from Sesame Street, “One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just isn’t the same”?
I knew it and ignored it. You see I was under 10 rows from completion. I showed my mother and when I explained that there are over 400 sts per row and it was 7 rows back, she said she would not go back. Now I know where I get it from. We played around with it and I could duplicate stitch over it and “jimmy” the stitchwork, however, it just wasn’t right.
I slept on it. In the morning I looked at it more closely and realized that I looked at the cute little three-pronged knitting symbol and decided that it was an increase instead of a decrease. No good. I generally fudge forward if the mistake really won’t impact the final project. This would have. I took a deep breath and ripped out all 7 rows and 2800 sts. Then I walked away for a while to collect myself.
Thankfully it was a beautiful day to sit outside and knit. It took me the entire day to catch up to where I was. This really isn’t surprising as it took me all the previous day to knit it.
Here is a little trip down memory lane.