This is a baby sweater from Knitter’s Magazine that i have been working on for my friend’s son. I mentioned in a previous post that i was almost done with it. Well, last night I finished knitting it. It just needed to be seamed up and then the collar stitches had to be picked up and knitted..then ta-da!! finished.As i was knitting the pattern, i noticed a really weird mistake in the pattern. the math didn’t add up. So of course, after i realize this mistake, i look up the errata. KA BOOM. there is a correction! i was told to always check for errata…but i always forget until i run into a problem.
Well, i got over that hump. I seamed together the sweater. i’m happy. I start picking up the stitches around the collar to finish off the damn thing. And what do i see? the back is exactly as the front…as i thought it was supposed to be. Now…look at the above picture. The back…HAS A BACK. there is no V there. My sweater …the back matches EXACTLY w/ the front. so you can imagine my dilemma. And yes…stupid me..i should have checked….as i was knitting. but no..i didn’t. someone who helped me get back to knitting always told me just to follow the pattern and deal w/ mistakes as they arise. This is a big F-ing deal.
i don’t know why mine came out so bad. but it’s bad. I don’t want to rip out. i mean..i could pick up the stitches around the back and make a triangle panel to fill in the V? then pick up the stitches around the neck and continue on. but wouldn’t that look shotty? DAMMIT!! it took me longer than usual to knit this piece b/c i took my sweet time since i had other things to do…and i wsan’t in a hurry. now i’m mad. hahaha. so mad i wanna throw this away! but i’m not going to. it’s still a wearable piece. i just don’t know how to fix the neck area to make it look normal.
I’m going to work on writing that other baby sweater pattern for Simpatico. i’m too pissed to deal w/ this sock yarn sweater right now.