Wouldn’t you know it, last night I found another mistake in the knitting. It bothered me as I worked all evening, so this morning I decided to fix it before starting my work day. (I’m feeling under the weather today and am writing this post slowly between bouts of shutting my eyes. Perhaps it’s a migraine? Don’t know… all I’m feeling is the nausea. Yuck.)
Anyway, the mistake involved skipping some stitches in a particular column, which had the effect of having several slipped stitches in the column, which resulted in having the work look like this:
I highlighted the mistake in a purple circle so you can spot it easier. Now, I should point out that I am a huge fan of macro photography, so the mistake in the photo is much bigger than it is in reality. But, that’s how huge it felt to me, so I couldn’t let it go.
So, I dropped the stitch off the needle and laddered down to the point of the mistake. The yarn is a bit sticky so I had to coax the stitches down.
It was time to break out Aunt Honey’s trusty red crochet hook, and after what seemed like forever, I got the stitches worked back up.The yarn was a bit splitty so it was very slow going. I often did three stitches and ripped back two, up, back down, up, back down, until I finally got to the top and could replace the stitch back onto the needle.
So here it is with the job all done. As you can see, it’s going to take a bit of blocking for the stitches to get in shape. Wish me luck on that one… back to the knitting!