Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Go Figure...

I have been struggling with my inner persona that is constantly judging my performance. I was trying to fight it off saying things to myself like "know one will notice" and "don't make such a big deal about it" ...yet it would raise it's evil eye at me and say, but you can fix it.

When I would then come back with "I don't wanna!" and do you want to know why? Because the only way to fix a cable this twisted is to rip it all out. Not 6, 9 or even 12 stitches. We're talking the full cable. It's highly woven features make it nearly impossible to ladder down that far.

How far you say? Ten inches far, that's how. Yeah, it wasn't going to happen. It was a rip or for-get-about-it! So, I kept knitting and that perfectionist side was getting louder. Something had to be done, so Google here I come.

Here is the mess:

The bottom set is done right, where as the top are not. I think the Yarn Harlot had the best example from her 2006 post: All is not lost. I ended up doing a fake cable with embroidery.

Here is a look at how it was going when I was half way done.

In the end, I'm happy and that evil perfectionist is silent. I can certainly live with this fake fix.

If you were in this situation would you have gone through the trouble of fixing the calbes?


mamayaga said...

Absolutely YES. It's fabulous.

amlahe616 said...

Not a chance in h@@l. You are a much better woman than I. We missed you Wednesday. It figures Theresa and I are there and you are not. Hope the bathroom is done.

Laurel said...

Impressive fix! It really looks great.