While I do not consider myself an expert (heck, even intermediate) knitter, some folks around me are fairly impressed with the work that I do. Crochet, again – the same (but I know I’m an expert crocheter… almost 35 years of crocheting under my belt – I sure hope I’ve learned a thing or two!). But, regardless of craft, I am asked one question enough to be considered common: Do you ever mess up?
While I would love to have some awesome answer that indicates that 1) I don’t mess up and 2) you can learn to not mess up too, the real answer is “yup… all the darn time.”
There are plenty of reasons for either craft: dropped stitches, bad stitch count, split yarn, knots, accidental stain, pet decided to help me, read the pattern wrong, interpreted what I read wrong, the yarn hates the pattern, the pattern hates the yarn, yadda yadda yadda. I have had to tear my work out. And sometimes… I tear it out and never go back to that project.
So if you are one of those people that wonder if someone you deem more experienced (not necessarily are, especially in my case and the knitting needles) – here is photo proof.
Psst… don’t tell the awesome-oppossum yarn currently being made into a glove that it may not end up being a glove. ;)