(Knitting Regrets), I’ve Had a Few . . .
But then again to few to mention.
Over the years I’ve knit things I’ve liked and I’ve knit things that . . . well . . .
It’s time for true confessions and to reveal my
Top 5 Knitting Regrets
In no particular order, drum roll please . . .
1) Told Yourself You Could Skip the Swatch
So, yes, I’ve done that. I told myself every lie in the book. “I’m using the same yarn that the pattern calls for” or “I’m a good knitter”, or “it looks like it’s on gauge.” Most famously resulting in this atrocity.
2) Went to the (fill in the blank) Without Your Knitting
Always, I repeat ALWAYS have your knitting with you. Every time I’ve gone out without it because it’s just a quick errand, my subway is held in the station, or the doctor got stuck at the hospital so she’s 2 hrs behind in appt. The WORST is taking a project on vacation and finishing it with nothing new to cast on. Be safe, take one project per day of vacation. Trust me.
3) Convinced Yourself You Had Enough Yarn
Yarn chicken never ends well. You can tell yourself all the lies. You can do a felted join so you’ll not waste ends, shorten the sleeves, knit few rows of ribbing, but math is math. Don’t do it. Just get an extra ball of yarn. Don’t
4) Continued to Knit Lace in the Dark
Not wanting to wake up your husband is not a good enough reason to knit lace in the dark, because the morning always comes – and it. Is. Never. Pretty.
5) Convinced Yourself it Would Get Smaller When You Seamed it
See Regret #1. I knit the entire sweater back and front and still refused to acknowledge that the sweater was HUGE. Here’s what I’ve learned . . . when I was a kid my mother used to warn “the man won’t change when you marry him”. I never knew what she meant, but I can tell you, the sweater won’t get smaller when you seam it.
There, I feel better. What are your biggest knitting regrets? Leave me a comment.