5 Things every knitter regrets
Every knitter has that moment where they realize they’ve made a huge mistake. Which of these errors have you made?
1. Left your knitting at home
It happens to the best of us – you packed up all of your belongings you need for a trip, headed to the airport, and realized when you get there that you left your knitting at home. There was no time to go back and get it – you had to begrudgingly endure your vacation with absolutely no knitting.
2. Knitting While Tired
”Just one more row,” you told yourself 42 times. ”Just one more row and I’ll go to bed.” You collapsed on the couch and got a needle to the forehead. When you woke up in the morning, you knitted 4 inches of holey fabric with dropped stitches and wrong cable patterns. Oops.
3. You didn’t knit a tension square.
”Nah, I don’t need a tension square.” Fateful last words from many a knitter – everything was going great until you seamed it up and it was too small, too big, or just hideous. ”Maybe blocking it will help,” you said, even though you knew as you soaked your new project that it was a lost cause. Maybe next time you should read this post on why you should knit a tension square.
4. You thought you had the pattern memorized
You read in the pattern, ”Repeat 15 times until it measures 20 inches in length.” Then you repeated something that wasn’t the pattern, 15 times, until it was 2o inches of wrong. Ouch.
5. Starting that pattern in the first place!
”I can totally handle this,” you thought as you cast on 357 stitches for an intricate lace shawl that your best friend wants to wear to her wedding. Then you realized that your counts were off and you dropped a stitch marker. You thought, ”Why the heck did I even attempt this in the first place?” We’re here to tell you that we believe in you. You can do it! Power through and beat that pattern!
Last updated: June 24th, 2015.