NaKniSweMo Day 15 (or) Cables Hate Me

Yesterday, I knit and knit and knit some more, well into the night.  I am not sure how much I got through, but I’m willing to bet at least 1000 stitches.  My sleeve now measures a glorious 11 inches, and I think I can add at least 4 tonight.  I worked a bit on my lunch break today, and just when I was laying it flat to measure it’s length, I noticed another terrible error – this one even more tragic than the cable yesterday.

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I messed up, and labeled it here for you to see, because to the non-knitter, the error is almost imperceptible.  But to me, it’s a glaring mistake in the name of all that is wooly.

The cable pattern has a line of center cables.  The cables cross left once, then right, then left, then right – and so on and so forth.  At least, that is what they are supposed to do.  If you look closely, I started strong and knowing my directions, and then decided that I was going to cross left every time instead.  It’s several inches below where I’m working now.  That means, I would have to unravel several inches worth of knitting to fix it.  You know what really sucks about this mistake?  If you look at my photos from yesterday, you see where it happened – that same row that I realized my other cabling error!!

Do you think the sleeve is in cahoots with the body?  Has the body conned the sleeve into not cooperating until I finished the body?  Or does this sleeve just not want to come into being?  Are the cables testing my resolve to knitting a whole aran in 30 days?

Yesterday, I unraveled 8 stitches and only 8 stitches to fix my mistake.  I’m not about to unravel what’s necessary to fix this, nor will I frog to the offending crossover.  Instead, I am going to keep going, and revisit the error once the sleeve is complete.  I need to look forward, not backward, or I will mess up.  But trust me, I’m keeping an eye out for these stealthy twisting buggers.  They will not get me again.

The specs:

Total Stitches Knit: 30,778

Percent complete: 50%

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Oops! My Apologies!

Well, it happens.  And as a fledgling designer, I have to shrug and accept it, change the mistake, and move on.

An error was found in the Little Witch’s Cap pattern.  I have since corrected it, revamped the layout, and updated the download link.

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It’s a lot of work to go through my sales history and find out who has purchased the pattern since it was released, so let me know if you need the updated pattern!

It’s one of those things you have to take in stride.  Errors happen, and I am no math whiz, so they are bound to happen for me.  This pattern was released before I discovered the awesomeness of test knitters.  I am slowly working through my old patterns and having them refreshed and tested to make sure errors are fixed if they exist.  I do appreciate all of the kindness and patience from my peers.  Mistakes happen, that’s embarrassing enough for me, so telling me gently instead of getting upset (while I know having to stop in the middle of a project because Row 25 doesn’t make sense is frustrating!) is wonderful.  I promise to fix it as quickly as possible.

By the way, it’s available for download from this blog (go to the “patterns” page), Ravelry, and Etsy.  And remember, now through Halloween, my “costume” patterns are a whopping 25% off! No coupon needed.

Also, show me your Halloween costumes in my Rav Group!

Tonight kicks off the start of my Halloween celebrations! I will try to upload photos of my costumes when I get a chance. I was up past midnight last night working on the one for tonight’s Blues dancing bash!

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