Friday, April 01, 2011

To Rip, Or Not to Rip

Project: Parker Cardigan
Pattern: Parker Cardigan by Deborah Newton, IK Spring 2009 
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Alpaca
Needles: US Size 4
Previous entries: planning, progress1, progress2
Notes: Three weeks ago I complained about not having charts for the stitch pattern, and not being able to visualize the ribs in the upper body. I finally figured it out from a larger picture in the front part of the magazine. I've since finished the right front, and the ribs are stacked correctly. In this picture it's on the left hand side of the diagonal line - the line is a shadow but it happened to line up perfectly with the front decrease. Now the back, the right hand side in the picture, looks terrible with the mis-stacked the ribs. I'm debating if I should rip the top half. This is the part will be covered under my hair most of the time, and I'll have to redo all the arm hole and neck decreases. But I know it's wrong and it's going to burn my back when I wear it. 

In the non-knitting news, we had record rain fall in March, after years of drought. A creek close to our home overflowed and washed out part of a walking trail. We need the water, but now it's too much water everywhere! No one is in danger, not because of this creek any way, but it'll be weeks before we get our trail back.

Yesterday it started to clear up. Sun is out, flowers are blooming. This little plant survived the winter, outdoors, what a trooper!

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WonderWhyGal said...

Do you use Alpaca in all of your projects? I think everything I've seen since I started reading your blog has it. Awesome!

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Word Lily said...

Wow, a petunia surviving winter outdoors? That seems crazy to me. Glad the flooding wasn't worse for you.

Melissa said...

Boy, I hate to admit it but I would have to rip it out.

Good luck with your decission.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Vivian said...

Andrea, I think that's because I keep posting about the same project! I do love alpaca. The last few projects I finished were all wool, except for one (alpaca!), and the next project is sock yarn (wool).

Kathryn Ray said...

As one who has recently ripped, all I can tell you is to do what will give you peace.

From the photo it looks intentional, so you could always call it a "design feature." ;-)

Spinster Beth said...

I agree with Kathryn, it will give you peace of mind! I hate to frog, but the alternative is something that might not fit properly or look right!

AllyB said...

I really like the yarn color you're using. Sorry to hear about the loss of your trail. The great thing about such is that it will reappear one day. Thank you for the flowers, they're lovely. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!