Friday, November 27, 2009

Sometimes, You Just Have to Say, "Enough Already!"

I was happily knitting along on the Christmas stockings I'm making for commission. I had completed the names on all 3 stockings, and was halfway through the intarsia charts on the first stocking.

I decided to hold up my knitting and compare it to the original stocking the client gave me. BUMMER! My knitting was WAY too large. :(

Too Large with Size 5 Needles

I tried to convince myself that it wasn't that bad. Maybe she would be satisfied with it anyway. I knit a few more rows, and felt worse and worse about it. Then, I held up the "children" section of the stocking, and realized that the knitting had holes in it, because my needles were too large. Also, the children didn't look right - their hands looked like claws. Ugh!

Oh well.....I decided to frog all that work, up to the names. The names looked good as they were. Then, I realized that it would be next to impossible to frog this work - all those color changes would be a pain to unravel. So, I grabbed my scissors and cut it off. DONE! It actually felt kinda nice....disciplining the "bad" knitting. Ha!
Stockings - Cutting

To the Trash

So, now I'm starting the intarsia sections again with smaller needles (size 3 this time). At least I got plenty of practice with the charts!
Stockings - Children Chart

Stockings - Basket of Yarn


Yamma Mamma said...

Aww, my heart is so sad for you! I know how much thought and time you've put into these stockings. All I can say is, You can do it!

Shandeh said...

Thanks for the love! I'm doing okay now. The work is going fast, and I've not given up hope. :)

Connie said...

Oh my goodness...I just hate that for you. You are a perfectionist at heart! They'll be done in no time and at least you noticed it before getting that far on the other 2.

Shandeh said...

Thanks Connie! After changing to size 3 needles, it's going VERY well!

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
I'm a forum moderator and blogger for Spinrite Yarns (, and I spend WAY too much time there. :D You can also find me on the Knitting Help Forum occasionally