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Sometimes, I mess up.

Terri Kruse

This post was going to be about what I have on my needles currently and the projects that I have coming out soon, but last night I discovered something on one of my designs in progress. To give you a little background on it. It is a kid's pullover (THANK GOODNESS it was the kid version), with a cable that runs down the front, nice little placket, pocket...etc. Anyways, I discovered that during the raglan increases, I messed up the cable, badly (I'm blaming being sick...). There was no recourse other than frogging all the way back.


I mean, look at the picture. I can see the mistake now. For some reason it escaped me for approximately a week. Why am I going on about this? Because, I don't want you to feel alone dear knitter. It happens to all of us. Even those of us who do this for a living. As a designer, I frog a lot. I am not even talking about "design" frogging. I'm talking about the boneheaded misreading (as in my case) of a chart or a missed yarnover or accidentally picking up a stitch somewhere. It happens to all of us, so don't feel bad. Take solace in the fact that you are not the only one who has had to frog back 3-200 skeins worth of yarn. Trust me...I had choice words. It is back to this stage now (below).

What is on my needles? Well, lots of things. Some of them for a long period of time. I love handknit socks. Love them. I love knitting them, but sometimes I start them and then set them aside forever...or a few weeks, months. These socks have been on the needles for several months and I love them and want to finish them, but who knows when that will happen. There is so little left, too. Really, I just have the toe and afterthought heel. That's like, nothing...

Next up is my son's Teddy Sweater. In case you don't know the story on this. When I knit the original sample, my son was not interested. So, I didn't make it in his size. However, after I finished, he begged me for a red one with a black, I obliged. Trying to upsize this a bit to fit for next year. and I am about halfway through the pocket, which is not bad considering how much time I've spent on it.

And what is coming up. I will have a lighter weight, colorwork, short sleeved sweater coming out this month. It is about as "happy" as it can get. It has just a bit of of rainbow going on in the yoke. So, look for that soon. I would say another week or so. If you sign up for my blog post/newsletter below. You will get notice whenever I release something and quite possibly some extras along with it...I will have some more news about that coming soon!