Wednesday, December 19, 2007

shhhhhhh

I am the type of knitter that usually only has a couple of things on the needles. One small, and one big. I like to finish them before moving onto the next. As you can see, this is why. I made one while at the beach in August. I made the other one the other day. Somewhere down in the cables I had fewer rows on one. Damn. Years ago, I would have never given this to someone. I absolutely would have fixed this mistake.
And if I had the time I would fix this mistake. However, these needed to be checked off of the list. Shhhhhh. She may never notice. And, I'll never tell.

37 comments:

Lynne said...

if you dont say anything i am sure she wont even notice. And if by some chance she does notice i bet she wont mind cos she knows that you made them with love.

TLCknits said...

I'll never tell :oP !!!

Kirsten said...

Your secret is safe with me!!
What yarn is that? It is a wonderful color.

zebraknits said...

Some little mistakes just add character to knits... So long as it doesn't have holes, it's good!

I know what you mean...too much on the needles, too little accomplished!

Happy knitting!

Elinor said...

Details! Details! They look perfect and you're right, she won't notice or care. If she does, send them my way. *I* won't care!!

sheepish one said...

NOT going to be noticed, I'm sure of it!! Just say it's your "Amish" project; the Amish purposefully worked in a "mistake" to mark a handmade item. (At least, I think it was the Amish!)

Is it Classic Elite yarn? Your go-to? I swear, you need a job with them. You could be a test knitter AND a photo stylist, since both are such grand talents of yours.

How is your other job going??

Chronic Ennui said...

Your secret is safe with me. It's funny because every time I make these, I go back and look at the modifications you made to the originals. I know you use fewer rows to make them shorter. Hmmmm...

nova said...

I am sure the recipient won't even notice! They looks fabulous! I love the color.

Diane x hooky needle fingers said...

lol :)
your secret is safe!

Anonymous said...

They are great, no matter about the extra row or three, I'm sure they will be loved!

Katie said...

they look great, i bet no one will ever notice. love that color!

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Michele said...

perfection is over rated. these look so natural, almost like tree branches. and tree branches are rarely symmetrical or identical. i think they're beautiful.

luv Abby said...

hehe... I am with you.... cross your fingers and hope that they luv the gift and dont notice the difference till after the first wash then you can blame the machine.... hehe
they do look beautiful by the way
lyv Abby

bbmowery said...

I just did the same thing with a pair of Maine Morning Mitts. One is slightly longer & has a slightly longer thumb than the other. My friend might not notice. And if she does, she might be nice enough not to mention it. :)

Heather said...

LOL! Looks great, just don't show her that photo and you are safe!!

HobbyMommy said...

Good for you!! Perfection is overrated anyway!!

leslie said...

secrets are okay sometimes. i'm sure she will not notice. and if she does ... she will still love them. yep.

leslie
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Amber said...

Leslie---I'll keep your secret! I have a few of my own... ;-)

SpiderWomanKnits said...

I just had to frog a pair of Dashings for my brother due to yarn *ahem* miscalculation (trying to squeeze too many last minute gifts out of one skein)

Your secret is certainly safe with me ;-)

Christine said...

I think they're beautiful! Good for you on giving them anyway. I'm trying to overcome my own knitting analness!

Beth at felt like knitting said...

That's aggrevating, but she won't notice or won't care once they're on. What a nice gift!

carrie said...

oh, i'm sure she'll never know! they are positively lovely. and i'm behind on my blog reading -- that cabled throw is gorgeous!

Meggie said...

The lucky person to receive them will be so happy to get them she won't even notice. I won't tell!!

Meggie said...

The lucky person to receive them will be so happy to get them she won't even notice. I won't tell!!

Nora said...

Oh, I hear ya! Thing is, they never DO notice [unless they're knitters]. :)

Nora

Zoe said...

I am absolutely sure every pair of socks or mitts I have ever made have odd numbers of rows. They look fantastic anyway - I have a pair of Dashing on my small knits over Christmas list.

The_Add_Knitter said...

We love you and your perfectionistic ways! She'll love them!

Stacey said...

Can't tell....they look so warm and cozy! I'm the same type of knitter - one small and one large project at a time!

jenna said...

Oh, she'll never notice! She'll be too overwhelmed by the funky cabley fingerless goodness!

Veronique said...

Once they're on, nobody will notice! That yarn is a lovely color :)

Macoco said...

Don't worry, my lips are sealed. What a wonderful gift!

So Much Fun said...

We won't tell either. And once they are on, no one will notice. I love them!

MadMad said...

Hahaha! At least you didn't remake the left glove... which is what I did!

Sarah said...

Very sneaky, but I love it!

tiennieknits said...

She'll love them and she won't notice!

Virtuous said...

LOL!! @ bow

I wouldn't have even notice if you didn't point it out!

Keep movin' on!

She will love her Dashings!