When last we talked, I said I had finished the hood. And then I showed you the picture of that pointy, wonky thing that was supposed to pass for the hood. It stewed around in my brain for a while, and then I realized I wasn’t satisfied with it. I was weighing my need to complete the durned project (“Done is better than perfect” is my typical motto.) with my need to have my handcrafted item be as visually appealing as possible (Read: Can’t readily see the mistakes.). So, I ripped it. And I’m glad I did. Here are the before and after photos.
Don’t you agree that it looks much better? I ended up ripping back to the last of the decreases. I continued according to the cable rows, and kept the decreases going, so I wouldn’t get the pointy, wonky thing again. I knit two fewer rows this time too, as I thought there was too much cable at the joined part. Then I grafted, ripped back about half when I saw my stitch count was off, grafted again a few more stitches, ripped back yet again, and grafted one final time. Ahhhh, much better. Lesson learned: don’t try grafting while at the Sweeties’ soccer practice. Do read Nona’s tips before attempting it.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s WIP report, guest starring an actual FO! G’nite!