Wednesday, February 10, 2016

No regrets

I am working on a little sweater for my honourary grand-daughter.  I had knit six rows yesterday and kept discovering the stitch count was off so I was fudging along trying to make it all work
Last night, right before dinner, I decided to rip the whole thing out and start again.  I believe the F word was uttered, rather loudly just before I started to pull out the rows.
Calmer heads prevailed, as my Uncle John would say, and after ripping out four rows I picked up the stitches and then tinked back two more rows.
I kept hearing a friend's voice "Knitter's never regret ripping back or tinking back.  They always regret NOT ripping back.


So now I am making forward progress again, and very happy I spent the couple of hours backing up before moving forward.


There is a metaphor for life here.
Obviously.

14 comments:

  1. Yes... a loud expletive...a moment of frustrated rage...a fear of disappointing someone else...a drop of perfectionism...a heavy sigh... and then tink...tink...tink...
    Almost a daily occurrence here in some way...

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  2. I could do with backing up more often instead of blundering on carelessly!

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  3. ripping back is good, so is living with the mistake and moving on. In either scenario, the uttering of a good 'f-bomb' is required!

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    1. yes. fortunately no children within hearing range.

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  4. True. Just think about how annoyed you'd be at the mistake.

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    1. you are right - I would have seen it everytime I saw the recipient wearing it.

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  5. You did the right thing! Although I know how frustrating it must have been but it looks like it's a complicated piece of knitting so don't be too hard on yourself. A good metaphor. Thanks for your comments on my posts recently :)

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    1. You are welcome. It isn't that complicated, but I had to keep remembering to increase on both sides of a marker and sometimes my mind was wandering elsewhere.

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  6. there's this saying : doing or undoing, it's still working.

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  7. Oh yes I have uttered that word - it's a knit term isn't it? "Front-loops!" ;-)
    Glad you are moving forward again.

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    1. Oh that is a great one - front loops! I will remember that when little ones are within hearing distance!

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