I started another wee Envelope sweater, this time for my sweet bee, Carter.
If you see a little seam like thing, as I did after the photo, you will assume it is said seam. It is not. Apparently, I changed from knit to purl each of these rounds without the blink of an eye. I ought to have stopped right there and fixed it.
And then I missed a couple of things. Those couple of things meant that the back was started on the wrong side and that I missed taking out the underarm stitches. Awareness hit after the whole back yoke was knit and I was trying to sort out the front pickups. Now remember, this is a wee baby sweater, so it isn't a huge amount of knitting, but it is just so cute. And I am just so lazy. I let it percolate most of yesterday.
I decided to pick up the stitches for the front, as if I had done everything right, and was thinking about those not cast off underarm stitches. I could just cast off, and have the 'seam' be a little rotated off of the base of the arm. It would mimic the kind of sleeve setting that really well made clothing has, where the seam of a sleeve, sits off the seam of the seam of the body of the garment. It could work, right?
And then I did this.
In order for all this to work, I had to pick up the stitches in the colour that my live stitches were for the front yoke. As you can see, I did not. The pick up ought to have been blue. It is creamy green, almost celadon. This kind of error is usually a message. There is no way to get past this wrong colour. My hands are sending me a message. 'Stop. Think about this', the hands are shouting, only the conscious brain attached to the hands, doesn't want to see.
This morning my closest companions are rasta and fratch. I don't want to reknit the yoke. It's stripes with the attached i-cord are a little fussy, and I am pretty pleased with the way it looks. Because of all my other mess of stupid things, a possibility exists, that maybe, just maybe, it wouldn't be hard to sever the sleeve and pick it up again and knit down.
I would establish the stitches for the sleeve on the yokes, and because the yokes are two completely separate pieces of knitting, could add those missing underarm stitches that I ought to have cast off, making the sleeve just the smallest bit larger at the top. Come to think of it, if I treated those missing stitches as a gusset, as you would on a gansey....
Or I could do the smart thing. I could get over my lazy and rip it all back and start over, fixing every single error along the way.