me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Tiny Baby "Audrey" Unveiled

Sometimes I get all worked up about doing a pattern "properly." Then I spend so much time thinking about it, and reading about it, and googling about it, that I get nothing done.

Take "Audrey" for instance. I think I cast on ... hmmm, maybe Sunday night? Yes, I have been busy, but for cryinoutloud, it is THURSDAY, and this is how much I have done:

You see, there are decreases ... in the 2x2 ribbing ... and they look all wonky.

A special note to any new knitters out there: "Wonky" is a technical term that you will soon find familiar. If you don't believe me, go to the Audrey-along site. First, check out the beautiful finished projects of these talented knitters. Then check the Archives. There you will find many instances of "wonky" and a request for a "wonky fix."

The Bold and Successful fear not the wonky, however. Here's one who proudly displays the wonkiness of the decreases with nary an apology.

So I'm trying to be all Big and Bold and Successful and just KNIT ON DAMMIT! without getting all bothered by the wonkiness.

This is why I have to keep putting it down.

1 Comments:

  • At 10:31 PM, Blogger Vegan Knitting said…

    I want to be comforting and kind and tell you, "Oh Mavis, it looks great! Don't worry about it!" but instead I'm going to be honest. I noticed something was wrong right away.

    That being said, have no fear, have no fear (said the Cat in the Hat!) I'm sure you can fix it and then continue one to make a beeeewetiful sweater. Minus the ewe since it's vegan. HAHA!

    Post again if you figure out what is wonky about it. And keep in mind that this is a woman who has made several items that had wonky features. And I just said "to heck with it" and kept going.

     

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