Saturday, October 2, 2010

It Is What It Is, Flaws and All

As I had previously me
ntioned, I finished up the lovely Summit Shawl, only to discover a major flaw about halfway back. I contemplated for mere seconds whether I should rip it all the way back to the error, but seeing as that would have meant undoing nearly 500 yards of work I just couldn’t make myself do it.

Here’s the blocked picture of it... can you find the error?

How about now?

At some point in the middle of knitting I accidentally switched the direction I was going, creating a larger hole and two branches out of one. You’ll also note the circle on the bottom left – that’s where for some reason I decided to simply go back the other direction, rather than making the outer loop.

The thing of the matter is, I can’t help but still love the final product. Sure, I can see (and unabashedly point out) its flaws, but its overall beauty shines through regardless. I know that the recipient of this shawl won’t be sitting down to analyze my work and will admire it for what it is, not for what it isn’t.


  1. I think it came out beautifully, flaws and all! :)

  2. I have this project on my to-do-someday list. I love yours! And I agree with you... the recipient will not care about the flaws, if they even know what they are. :) Nice work! What yarn did you use?

  3. It is awesome, Shanny. When my mom and I sew together she always quotes my grandmother, a great seamstress in her day, as saying, "No one will notice on a galloping horse." For some reason this makes me feel better. I am starting my first official knitting lesson tomorrow from a little gal at church while Kenz does preschool. I am so excited. Also- there is a newer shop in Oakhurst by the Sierra Star (426 after the mural) called Unraveled and it sells all kinds of yarn and wool products. Some really cool stuff and patterns galore. Next time you are up you should check it out.

  4. I used Premier Yarns Serenity Garden which you can find at Joann's for a reasonable price - it feels like LYS quality!