So what you see above is me ready to rip it back. I went back to the ribbed portions and joined in the round again and knit and knit and knit.
And then I noticed this.
I pulled out the second ball and started knitting. Knit another inch, realized I could not have started on a worse place. The colours were matching so closely, that you could not have matched them better if you tired. Not in a million years. I was still getting nice stripes only broader and worse.
So I ripped back.
I was very very careful to start where the colours were quite different and it was finally knitting up nicely.
It was a busy weekend, dealing with a little emergency or two but everything came through fine and I managed to keep the knitting going. I added some increases right about her diaper line. That way when she needs room, she will have it, and the rest will still fit her nicely. I'm cruising along and am showing it to Son 2,
and realized that I increased for her diaper on the front, not the back.
So I ripped again.
Enough stitches have been made on this wee thing, that I should have completed it, but here I sit, only half done the body, not all that far from where I started on Friday. What would you do in this situation?
Me? I cast on another shawl. But its ok. I didn't make any mistakes. Its just garter stitch and 1 increase per row for a long time. I'm only knitting on it at home when stuff goes wrong. It's like backing up your computer or something.
That is my story and I am sticking to it.