Niece Blanket 04-24-2016

Daunting or No?

Every time I find a mistake in my knitting, I always think that fixing it will be painful and impossible.

To Fix or Not to Fix

Indeed, that is the question.

Recently, I realized I had mad a mistake in the linen stitch blanket I’m making for my niece.

Niece Blanket Ripping Out 1

Here’s a closer photo.

Niece Blanket Ripping Out 1

See those elongated row of pink loops?

My first thought was I’m not ripping out 10 or 12 rows of knitting and keeping two colorways of yarn untangled while I do it, and then picking up 146 stitches in linen stitch.  The task seemed insurmountable…completely daunting.  It took a long time to knit those rows!  It’s hardly noticeable…right?  I continued to knit another couple of rows, realizing I was only postponing the inevitable.

I couldn’t stand to have that mistaken row left in this blanket…so as you can see from the needle-less blanket, I did end up ripping out the rows.

As usual, it took me very little time to rip out the rows, pick up the stitches and re-coup all the work I had done.

Why do I agonize over this every time it happens?

Current Knitting

So here’s where I am now with the niece blanket.

Niece Blanket 04-24-2016

And here’s the closer shot, so you can verify I did, in fact, go back and correct the mistaken row.

Niece Blanket 04-25-2016

All is right in my world now.

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