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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!).

Shaker Rib Cardigan Arctic 10-18-20 02

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!).

Shaker Rib Cardigan Arctic 10-18-20 03

All the worry about this minor problem was all for nought. Glad I decided to fix it.

Current Knitting

I’ve been working on my two currently active WsIP.

Shaker Rib Cardigan Arctic 10-18-20 01

The back is now up to 16 inches.  I also picked up the Primordial Sworl Wrap again too.

Primordial Soup Shawl 10-18-20 03

It’s going to be a really great garment. And I’ve also been able to start enjoying the rhythm of the stitch pattern.

4 comments on “Just Do It!

  1. Sometimes the worry is worse than the problem itself. I know NOTHING about that. (Cough.) That wrap is very nice. I love the color flow!
    Cat

  2. Your projects look great and congratulations on dropping down 42 rows! Wow!
    With the Mock Fisherman’s Rib scarf I’m making, dropping down is so confusing and I can’t do it. I use life lines like crazy. I am able to take the scarf off the needles, rip back and get it back on the needles. That works fine.
    I just looked up the Shaker Rib Stitch! Very neat. I see it also called Half Fisherman’s Rib. Great looking stitch! I’ll have to give it a try.
    Best wishes for your week.

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