Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why Do I Keep Knitting It?

I pulled my Print o' the Wave stole out from the back of my closet. You remember, the one the ZPDK's were doing as a KAL oh, about a year ago? The one that as far as I can remember only Jaxypants and Spinny actually finished? Well mine was well under way. I was finished with the border and was knitting the never-ending-edging. (Ask Spinny and Jax.) I'm actually on the fourth side, when I put it down for a snuggle with the pups. It's cold up here and those dogs produce a lot of heat! I looked down, under my tiny little eight pound pup sitting snuggled up to my leg and just about had a coronary. Underneath the little shit, I saw my stole, all the border stitches on one needle of the circs, and where the 18 edging stitches were supposed to be on the other needle? Nothing. 18 little tiny loops of stitches sitting underneath a raspy dog paw. I moved him as gently as I could (not worried about him, worried about the stitches) but it was no use. Those suckers were dropping faster than anything I've ever seen in my life. I picked up what I thought might have been the 18 stitches, but turned out not to be. I dropped a few and found a few more, knitted the next nine rows of edging and what resulted is something I'm glad I don't have a camera to take a picture of.

Now I'm torn. I put a lot of work into this thing. I absolutely refuse to frog it. Refuse. Won't be happening. But now I wonder, should I shove it back in the closet for another year, since looking at it makes me want to cry? Or should I suck it up and finish and go back and try to make the crappy dropped stitch part look acceptable? Let me add, there are already many, many mistakes in this thing, but mistakes that a non knitter might not notice. This is not one of those mistakes.

What's a knitter to do? Anyone?


Linda said...

Gaaaa! CRAP! I think this is another reason I don't knit more. I don't think I would frog it either. I'm sorry I don't have more advice.

Holly Bee said...

No edging. No frogging. Just call it done. Or pick a simple picot edge and be done with it.

Mine is almost done. I keep knitting other things, but yeah, we need to suck it up and finish ours.