April 26, 2005
Two thousand stitches
Just when I thought I had finished knitting the lower third of the AV sweater, I noticed I missed a SSK 10 rows back. I'm a perfectionist, so yes, it had to be fixed. I dropped some stitches, made the SSK, and picked 'em back up. Here's what it looks like now:
Yeah, I'm not happy with it. I have two options: I undo 10 rows, about 200 stitches each. Two thousand stitches, people, two thousand stitches! OR, I undo the whole thing and knit it in two pieces to keep my interest. I miss purling :(. No matter what I decide, I will never knit a stockinette sweater in the round ever again.
What a terrible day. Faced with undoing so much mindless knitting just to re-knit it, mindlessly. And a Grumperina first at work today, too: yep, I spent a good two hours today sobbing at my desk. So much stress. Thank God I'm not an emotional eater, just an emotional knitter. I'm starting a scarf.