28 May, 2013

Almost giving up....

This is the post where I want to give up knitting, in fact, I am so frustrated and annoyed with myself that I want to give up all craft..  but I won't, I hate giving up, I'd rather suffer through multiple failures until I find something that I can achieve that I am proud of.  Do you ever feel like that?
 

So, I hear you ask... why did I want to give up?  Well, take a closer look at the photo above, see where it is twisted - I can't untwist it. Nope, I can't, it's knit sideways in once piece - separated & then knit together again to form the neckline but where I joined it again, somehow I twisted it but didn't notice until about 70 rows later (there are lots of short rows that make up the pink triangles).
I've thought about cutting it and then sewing up the it up - but that just won't work. I've thought about throwing it in the bin but I can't because I am knitting it for bubba Joe's "girlfriend" and he loves to watch me knit it.  The only option I have is to undo it....and I. Hate. Undoing. Knitting. 
Gee, I wished you lived closer, then I would invite you over, hand you my knitting to unravel whilst I made you a fancy cup of tea and hand you a slice of super duper homebaked cake. But you don't live closer, so I'm going to have to suck it up & undo it myself like a real grown-up would. (sometimes I hate being a grown-up).      
Oh, and yes, I missed the birthday deadline (that this was for), that was almost two weeks ago...  

But do you know what the most frustrating this is of all.... I actually checked the knitting when I rejoined the piece together. I actually checked to see if I had twisted it when I first joined it, then 3 rows on.   How stooooopid can I be......