So, on to the next thing I have been working on...the on going Sweater Saga. You may remember that I worked as a vendor at Amy Herzog's make.wear.love retreat back in September. As a vendor I was also able to attend her classes which were great and was introduced to her new CustomFit software, which will customize a pattern just for you. Your measurements and your yarn swatch.
In my excitement, I quickly cast on the Birch Bark sweater, which Amy had previously knit in my Frolic yarn. I tweaked the custom measurements a bit because I knew I wanted the sweater and the sleeves to be a little longer, but other than that, I just sailed along. Finished the back and the sleeves fairly fast. Then it was on to the front, which slowed me down a bit as there was a good amount of cabling and I tried my best to pay attention. Usually if I make a mistake, it's having the cables going the same way as in "SS", so it was with a little bit of apprehension when I proudly put up a picture of my front cables. Apprehension because I was afraid there was a mistake, but if there was one I couldn't readily see it......well, you know where this story is going, right?
Yep....a more experienced knitting friend of mine pointed out my error. If you look at where the arrow is in the first picture, there it is. I went over instead of under...aggh! It actually took me a while to "see" it and when I showed it to a number of friends and family, most of them didn't notice it either. I went back and forth...do I live with it or do I rip it out? Me, I could live with it, really...but, I use sweaters like this at shows for yarn displays and I know experienced knitters would see it as well, so in the end, I knew what I had to do.
My friend who had pointed out the error had actually come up with a fix that would not have me pulling the entire front out, but we just couldn't find the right time to get together with the birth of the baby and the holidays. Knowing that I really want this sweater finished so I can move onto new things, I took that plunge and that pesky cable is now fixed. (actually, I had to pull this back even further after I took this picture because I hadn't gone down far enough..blech) I don't think I will make that same mistake again...here's hoping that I won't make a different one! You have to love that ADD brain..or NOT..ha!