Monday, February 05, 2007

Fetching...or not

I was happy to finish these cute little mitts this morning, from the summer 2006 issue of Knitty.

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Admire for just a moment...that's about how long my joy lasted, before I noticed this.

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Arggh! Can you believe my mistake? Oh, yes, it's so obvious now.

Unfortunately, I noticed the missed cable repeat in the right-hand mitt AFTER binding off the thumb this morning. When I dug out the first mitt and tried them on, then took them off to admire them together. Yeah.

Sigh.

And I know I *could* undo the cast on edge and add another cable repeat, but I'm not sure it's that important to me. Maybe in a couple of days, after I lay these aside for a bit. Obviously I was in a hurry to get on with the next project, so maybe that's best for now.

Hopefully this isn't how the rest of my week will go!

8 comments:

Angela said...

The look great! If that mitt long enough, I would just leave it. You can't tell unless you are looking very closely.

PlazaJen said...

Just keep the jazz hands going and nobody will notice the cabling. :) And, unless you're getting handcuffed, how often do you put your wrists side-by-side? ;)
pretty color!

Carole Knits said...

Oh bummer!

La Cabeza Grande said...

I had the same thought as Plazajen: how often are your hands right next to each other so as to notice? If anybody says anything, just claim it as a design choice.

Anne Margaret said...

That is just the best! I AM sorry for you - not fun to discover a fatal flaw, but what a great laught I got out of it!! The picture was so lovely that it took me forEVER to notice the "flaw". Don't worry about it - they're just lovely. And thanks for the boost today!

goodkarma said...

Aw, man. That's just something I would have done. I do think they're lovely mitts!

Dr. B. said...

Great color! I agree with everyone -- it took some close looking to see the oversight.

If it's any consolation, I think I made a similar mistake when I made my second mitt. You'll find a photo of mitt # 1 on my blog, but you will not find a photo of mitt # 2. You know, because, uh... I wanted to get the pair in the mail to the giftee right away (aka, without anyone noticing the error).

Cheers!

Chelle said...

I think they are darling! And I love the color. I made mine in a dark taupe color that doesn't show off the cabling very well. I like yours better. And the cable repeat? Ah, forget about it. I seriously doubt any non-knitter would notice at all, and the PlazaJen is right. Not a big deal. And who needs to be all "matchy matchy" anyway!

The part of mine that came out bad were the thumbs - I didn't pick up the stitches very neatly there. But in wearing them, I haven't been bothered by that either.