Sunday, May 10, 2009

jeeves always knows

I e-mailed my mom this photo earlier this week:
You see, I ask my mom advice on almost everything.  My sisters and I have nicknamed my mother Jeeves.  And when we need to know an answer to anything we don't know, we say, "better call Jeeves".    It is amazing how she always knows the answer.  I truly am so very blessed to have her.
So, I e-mailed her that photo because I told her I thought I needed to rip plisse back, again, and start the bottom over.  I wasn't happy with how I was/am one stitch off in the back center pleat.  Confused?  Yes, I thought she was, too.   Hence the photo.   But mom said, "Leave it.  It looks fine."  So, that is what I am going to do.  You know, Jeeves knows best.
Happy Mothers Day to all the Jeeves out there.  Whether you have actually had children or not you are still someone's Jeeves.  

65 comments:

kim said...

I agree with Jeeves; no one will ever notice that. It's not worth ripping out. And what would you do differently? I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Flurina said...

wow! cheers on you - jeeves of your 3 :-)

Elizabeth said...

If you have to point it out with arrows, it isn't worth ripping (ha ha).

I completely agree with Jeeves - it looks wonderful and when you wear it you'll know that it holds a little handmade 'secret'.

Happy Mothers Day to you and yours!

Chris said...

i agree with jeeves. It looks great, and you are probably the only one who notices it anyhow. Happ Mom's Day to you too.

Anonymous said...

Well, if someone were to walk behind you with a magnifying glass, they MIGHT be able to see WHAT???? One tiny stitch over to one side, IF that is what you are talking about. Seriously, no mistakes can be seen to me! I think we need to call you Ms. Perfectionist! You will look great in that sweater and I can't wait to see it completed.

I am the Jeeves to 6, so I can relate.

Happy Mom's day to all,.

Karen said...

Here's to Jeeves;) Have a great Mother's Day;)

Heather said...

I have those same issues with needing the knitting to be perfect. It looks so minor, and incredibly beautiful

APA said...

So good the love of a mother who is friend and guide, advisor and mentor in all things wise!

Happy, happy Mom's Day! Let the Sun shine in!

TAMI said...

Oh, I TOTALLY agree!! And Elizabeth offers some spectacular wisdom too -- "If you have to point it out with arrows, it isn't worth ripping." Let the sweater wearing commence!

NanaKaren said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Your sweater is gorgeous, color luscious and perfect despite the one little thing which no one will notice! Enjoy wearing it!

Love your Jeeves story!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

t does wool said...

happy mothers day,L...and yes,Jeeves is so right...leave it...

Java Mama said...

Happy Mother's Day! It looks great - is it finished?? I can't wait to see it!

Full of Heart said...

I didn't even notice what was wrong until you said it exactly! Keep trusting your Jeeves!

fromallstitchedup said...

You've gotten lots of great advice. The sweater looks great!
Happy Mothers Day.

Jan said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and to your Mom and all the other "moms" in your life!!!! Enjoy your Mom - I have questions every day to ask my Mom - I miss her so much!!

Jessica said...

Mamas always have the best advice! I think it looks great!

peaknits said...

I am with Jeeves - it looks great!:) Happy Mother's Day to a super mama!

She Knits Flying Monkeys said...

Jeeves was right - it looks great.

And thanks for that analogy. I feel like Jeeves sometimes. Except maybe not as patient...

Kristyn Knits said...

Happy Mother's Day, Leslie!

Journeying Five said...

i am so glad that she said leave it, that makes so much sense...unless of course you put it under the magnifying glass and no one but us does that!

martha - ca knitter said...

The sweater looks perfect.
Happy Mother's Day to you. I hope you're enjoying your day. :-)

nicole said...

Mom's always right.

Have a lovely, sweet mama's day!

Kendall Micayla said...

what a sweet story, perfect for this kinda day!
happy mothers day!
xo-kendall

MadMad said...

I agree you should leave it! But I have a sneaking suspicion that you are going to reach the very last bit... and decide to rip back. THAT is when you need to listen to your mother, and hold fast. Happy Mother's Day - hope you had a lovely one!

Cathy said...

I agree with your mom--looks great!

Serenknitity said...

As Elizabeth said, if you need arrows.... Mother knows best, yet again. As my Mum is no longer with us I ask my ten-year old boy, who is eagle eyed and blazingly honest "Can you see anything wrong with this?" Many is the time he's made me rip back and do it right, but lots of times he's said "Looks fine to me", too. Lovely colour, can't wait to see the finished garment.

Jennifer said...

Can you share her email with the rest of us? I'm certain we'd all like to ask Jeeves our knitting questions. : ) How nice to have such a great fondness for Mom.

Pam said...

Lovely sweater. I cannot wait to see the whole sweater. My grandmother used to say, if it doesn't have an error, then it's not homemade ... I think of that often in my knitting. Yet, I tend to rip out all the time.

lucky knitter said...

Jeeves has so much wisdom. I agree with Jeeves too! Happy Mother's Day!

Celestial said...

Glad Jeeves told you to leave it, I don't think it will show. There will be too many other lovely details drawing your eyes elsewhere.

Happy Mother's Day!

KeanaLee said...

happy mother's day!

Shannon said...

That is so great! Why is it that moms know everything? Just comes with the territory I guess. I call my mom with all of my difficult questions too. Sad thing is that she doesn't knit or crochet. I have to lean on my crafty friends for those kind of questions. Everyhting else though...she's got me covered:)

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!

amandajean said...

how wonderful for you to have a mom to call with all the answers. :) hope you had a happy mother's day!

Katie said...

What a lovely colour - and I agree; it looks fine. So glad you have a Jeeves - and I'm sure your kids are glad they have one too.

stitching under oaks said...

Happy Mother's day! Your mom is right...no one will notice at all. The sweater is looking lovely.

Yarn It said...

Mom's always know best! Though I think my mom is a Jeeves too. She always has great advice.

I think the sweater looks perfect as is. can't wait to see it!

Philigry said...

oh, i love that story. i say leave it. i would have never noticed that...

Julia said...

You are very right. I find myself looking to my mom for parenting advice more times than I care to admit. Although she raised twin girls....she seems to have all the answers on raising rambunctuous little boys.

PS, I don't see any mistake in your knitting... but I guess that is just my green-ness showing through

Gretchen said...

what a fun post! I'm with your mom..leave it!

tiennie said...

Happy Jeeves Day to you too! Hope you had a wonderful day. :)

Nantucket Dreams said...

aw! moms are the best! and isn't it amazing that with technology you are able to get and give knitting advice like that! there was a time when that was not possible!

larissa said...

hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I love that you call your mom jeeves - thanks for sharing.

rosemary said...

Aren't moms the best!! I still call mine for advice too.

I can hardly wait to see your sweater, I love the clour!

Seanna Lea said...

I obviously am a bit more into the knitting than the wearing, because I don't go back to fix things like that (or the much more major things that happen in my knitting). I just speed on through, wear it or not, and get onto the next thing to knit. There are very few mistakes that are going to make something unwearable, especially if they are on the back!

Of course, this makes me sound very lackadaisical, but I'm not really that lazy about it. I just pick and choose which things will bother me and something that small that would take a huge amount of time and possibly brain power to go out and fix... not important enough to do!

Meggie said...

She's always been my Jeeves, too.

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Happy Mother's Day...or Jeeves Day! It is so good that you could ask your Mother quesions on knitting.

I always ask my Mum advice on cooking and baking, she such a great cook.

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

I agree with mum: it looks fine. Fine as in "my that's fine," not "gee, that's OK."

Hilary said...

Yes! Mothers know everything!! And I agree with yours -- Plisse looks lovely as is.

Jane said...

everyone else has said it...leave it...no one will ever know.

Poshyarns said...

I love this post, it made me smile and Jeeves is right, it's absolutely fine.

R a i n said...

Yup this post made me smile too. Happy Mother's Day!

Lin said...

She makes a great Jeeves! I hope you both had a lovely Mothers day.

Kristyn Knits said...

found this "purl of wisdom" in my stephanie pearl mcphee calendar this week...just for you!

"lots of knitters decide whether or not to fix an error in a piece of knitting by using the galloping horse theory. that's to say that they don't correct any mistake you wouldn't be able to spot were you on the back of a galloping horse. I think this plan is just fine, unless you're going to be wearing the knitting while you're on the horse. then it's going to drive you nuts."

smiled and thought of you! it will be perfectly wonderful the way it is.

Michele said...

oh thank goodness you asked your mother - that would be crazy to rip back all that way for something like that.

Anonymous said...

I miss my mother!

If you really cannot stand it the more you look at it(the knitters perfection syndrome -KPS), don't rip but drop that 2 stitches all the way down to the row that you want to do the correction, then use a crochet hood to bring the stitches back to the top.

Mary Jane said...

Thank goodness for Jeeves

Anonymous said...

I think it's great you are able to take your mother's advice! I drive myself crazy with perfectionism... I have ripped back entire things because of 1 tiny mistake no one would ever notice but me.... for some reason it niggles at me and niggles at me... i really am trying to learn to let go a little more! it drives my husband insane!

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