Knitting Perfectionism: The Bane of my Existence

February 1st, 2008 | View Comments

I think I jinxed myself when I mentioned my frogging spree in a recent post. Behold, the Anemoi Mittens:

A closeup of the cuffs on the Anemoi Mittens

On the left, we have a finished right mitten. On the right, we have the cuff of the left mitten in progress. Notice something different?

Mm-hmm. The second cuff is way bigger than the first.

What do I do? I could just rip the second cuff and start over, except that it’s actually the right size; the first cuff is a bit tight. Plus I’m not really happy with how the top of the mitten turned out.

But that involves frogging a whole mitten! At the rate I’m knitting these (it took me three whole weeks to do 24 rows of corrugated rib, because let’s face it, corrugated rib sucks), they won’t be done until April. On the other hand, this sort of size difference is exactly the type of thing that will bother me until kingdom come.

What to do, what to do…

While I figure that out, I think I’m going to go cast on for something simple. That doesn’t come in a pair. In a chunky wool.

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CogKnition posted this on February 1st, 2008 @ 8:33pm in Unfinished Objects | Permalink to "Knitting Perfectionism: The Bane of my Existence"

1 Comment

  1. =Tamar says:

    How about finishing the mitten you’re working on, and knitting another to match, and then knitting another small one to match the first one. Then you have two pairs, one to give away.