Just Do It!
Why do I torture myself? When I see a mistake in my work I should realize it NEEDS to be fixed and just do it.
Do You Just Do It?
I used to have a rule. If I questioned if a mistake should be fixed three times, then I would fix it. I also made a recommendation to blog readers to “do the hard thing first.”
It turns out that I made a mistake in my Shaker Rib Cardigan. One of the times I was supposed to knit into the stitch below, I purled. The mistake wasn’t easy to see. I wasn’t sure I could drop down a column of knit-into-the-stitch-below-stitches and pick them up very easily. And every new row I added to the garment, made it that much more difficult.
But on the other hand, I was re-doing this cardigan with all the experience of 32 years of experience. Shouldn’t it be error-free? Sigh!
I did see the mistake 3 times and considered fixing it.
I considered doing a swatch of shaker rib and testing a fix on the swatch. But then I said fuck-it. Just fix damn thing. So, I dropped down 42 rows (eeek!).
Turns out fixing it was easy. Once I figured out where the extra “ladder” went, I was able to fix this mistake in two minutes (PHEW!).
All the worry about this minor problem was all for nought. Glad I decided to fix it.
I’ve been working on my two currently active WsIP.
The back is now up to 16 inches. I also picked up the Primordial Sworl Wrap again too.
It’s going to be a really great garment. And I’ve also been able to start enjoying the rhythm of the stitch pattern.