…instead of crossed.
On Saturday, I picked up my Knotty Gloves for the first time in quite a while. I’m at the point on the first glove where you’re done with the thumb gusset and are about to start the fingers. I slipped it on to admire my lovely cabling and noticed a slight problem.
The cable that’s at the very tippy top of the knot? Is going over when it’s supposed to go under. Crap. I know that it’s not something that will jump out at the average person and I know that it’s not even something a knitter would notice (or even a Knitter, for that matter) but now that *I* have noticed it, it’s STARING. at. me. *sigh*
So, for most of that row, I tried to talk myself into ignoring it. I made it most of the way around, then when I flipped the glove over to finish the row, the knot was facing me. Guess what? The over-instead-of-under was glaring at me like a ginormous zit on a prom queen’s forehead. *sigh* again.
Major surgery was in order. I gathered all my tools, my crochet hook, my size 1 dpn’s, my row counter (since I was dropping down to a charted part of the glove, I wanted to keep track of what row I was on) and I poured myself a cosmo.
Then I dropped. stitches. Six of them, and I went down 36 rows. When I got down to where I needed to be, I put the stitches on a dpn, then put whole mess down and stared at it for a minute. Then I took a picture. Because I wanted to share my pain jubilation.
Then, with shaking hands, I picked it up and fixed the cable. I knit up about six rows and noticed another problem.
I had knitted through the back loop on one of the stitches ON TOP OF THE DAMNED CABLE. GAH!
So…I dropped down the six rows I had just knit, and fixed it AGAIN. Making sure I didn’t screw up AGAIN. Then proceeded to knit up 36 rows to the current row. When I got up to the current row, I put the glove down again and gazed at what I had done:
…then I drank the cosmo. ;o)