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Nothing Kills the Mojo Like a Mistake

Remember that sweater I am knitting?  I seem to be knitting it at a snail’s pace.  But lately I’ve been in the mood to knit and have been making good progress. I have been working on the left front piece (the back and two sleeves are finished).

As I approached the transition to shaping the armholes and heading up to the neck I got excited.  I find once I hit that point, I get anxious to finish and it’s fun to see myself get closer and closer to the end.

I finally got started on the armholes when I noticed THE MISTAKE.

Do you see it?  HINT:  Look at the cable pattern near the top.

Here is the mistake circled in case you couldn’t spot it.  Instead of an XO pattern, I ended up with a little fish shape.

I briefly entertained the idea of leaving the mistake, but then I realized the pattern has to match the other side of the front, so I would have to make the mistake there as well.  Plus, I would always know the mistake was there and it would bother me.

So now I am faced with having to undo my knitting back to the point of the mistake and fixing it.  I am not very confident with “un-knitting”, so the task is always slow and tedious.  I am not looking forward to it and have been putting it off.

I know I have to “just do it” so I can move forward again.

How do you get moving again when you get stalled on a project, knitting or otherwise?



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