I woke up this morning and the temperature outside was 42 degrees. There was just enough nip in the air to make me wish my Central Park Hoodie was finished! Autumn is a time for sweaters and I have too many unfinished ones.
Remember the misscrossed cable halfway down my CPH back? It is now fixed and I know you all would like to know how I went about fixing it. There were many helpful comments left on my blog and I thank each one of you for you tips! Your encouragement gave me enough fortitude to plunge in and fix the mistake the way I normally do, the way that almost always works for me.
The method I use to fix pattern mistakes is to ‘ladder down’ to the offending cable and then knit that section back up. I’ve been met with success every time I’ve used this method. That is, until now. I hang my head in shame and must confess that it did not work this time. I ended up with a significant mini-ladder effect on the left side of the cable. My tension must have been much looser when I originally knit the back. Or, maybe my tension was tight when I tried to correct the error. Most likely ‘I’ was tense because I had never laddered down 45 rows before! At any rate, ended up frogging 45 rows. Be kind. I’ve already suffered enough…sob.
The Central Park Hoodie is a very easy knit and does not require much attention. When I get bored knitting it, I glimpse longingly at St. Brigid sitting in time out. I brought her out this morning and decided that she needed a little attention, too. I am contemplating spending more time with her on weekends. That is, IF I can sneak away without Central Park Hoodie noticing.