On the Needles – 7/13/2012

And, it’s Friday, the 13th!  Are you superstitious?  I’m not but just to be safe, I think I’ll stay home and knit all day.  Sewing could be dangerous.  Driving could be dangerous.  Cooking could be dangerous.  Yep, sitting in the recliner knitting all day is about the only thing that’s safe . . unless a spider comes up and scares or bites Little Miss Judy!  🙂

The funny thing (or not so funny) is that last Friday I looked at the picture and said . . wait just a minute!  Do you see that my cables are screwed up?  The top two are correct.  The rest are not.  Here’s what happened.  There’s a chart with an image that tells you which way the cables go.  I decided after the first two cables that it would be easier if I wrote an “F” or a “B” on those drawings so that I would know by looking at that whether the cable was a back or front cable.  Well, the first one should have been an “F” and because I never pay enough attention to what I’m doing, I wrote down “B” and . . you see the result . . screwed up cable by a screwed up knitter who’s married to a screwed up husband.  Oh, I’m having fun with this!  🙂

So, I decided I could rip this out (both the front and back cables are wrong) and do it correctly or I could just leave it and be more careful on the next one.  I decided to leave it . . but you knew that’s what I would do!


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      Then I wouldn’t finish the project on time. I have a hard time figuring out that it’s wrong now so I doubt most people will notice and if they do . . they don’t have to wear it.

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    Tinkerfeet says

    Thank goodness I am not the only one that does that! Like my hubby tells me if I would just keep my mouth shut no one would know.lol

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    If it were a gift, I’d redo those cables. Otherwise, be thankful you noticed it, discovered your error and forget about it. No one but you (and your blog readers) will ever know. 🙂

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    If you hadn’t said anything, I never would have noticed. Chalk it up to a lesson learned and keep going!

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    Helene says

    I did notice the cables last week, but decided it’s a design element and I didn’t say anything. That excuse works for many things. I do love it and I bet you’ll love wearing it.

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    bcinindy says

    Nobody would notice except you (and everyone that you have now told in the blog). It is definitely a design element and it looks lovely.

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    I think it looks fabulous just the way it is. If you hadn’t pointed it out, I wouldn’t have seen it, and I still don’t see it clearly. I think you are brave for doing something new. You can learn from this without having to rip all that work out. Wear it with pride!!

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    Hmmm….what about hand quilting? Is that dangerous too, or do you think I can get away with it?! LOL! Happy Friday, Judy! 🙂

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    I’ve looked and looked and I can’t see what’s wrong, so you’re approved to go ahead! 🙂 I can’t wait to see the finished product. And I agree, it’s a good day to just knit. Except I have to make a cake for a big hoo-ha a long-time friend is having to celebrate her family’s farm’s gaining “Century Farm” status. She’s going with a ’30’s theme so I’m making a Poor Man’s Cake. Yum!

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    Sandy in Canada says

    About something like your mis-matched cables, my mother (the source of all wisdom) would have said: “A man riding by on a horse would never notice”. Since you live in Texas, it may be safe to abide by her wisdom. On the other hand, Mom never said anything about a woman riding by on a horse. 🙂 I suppose in her generation that was quite unlikely!
    About your project 3 for Camp Loopy, I used Glazed Pecan in my CL2012 project 1. It is a gorgeous color –so easy on the eyes. Enjoy!!!

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    Diana in TX says

    My explanation is it’s my interpretaion of the pattern! By the way, have you ever sat on a knitting needle? Been there and done that!!!!!

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    pdudgeon says

    count me in with the crowd that never noticed a goof! and since that’s usually a pretty big crowd, i think you’re safe leaving it as you are.

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    I think your Capelet looks great – no one will ever notice the error.

    Do not click on my image if you are working on the Stephen West Mystery Shawl 2012 or it will SPOIL the mystery of Clue 1 (a tiny part of Clue 1) for you.

    sao in Midlothian. VA

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    lori says

    Comment on the blogsite. Can you add back in a ‘next’ and ‘previous’ key so that I don’t have to go back to my homepage between each post.
    Or, maybe I’m doing something wrong!??