Friday, May 09, 2008

Barn Raiser woes



So I just finished #5 square of my Barn Raising Quilt. When I started it I actually re-read the directions & realized why my squares look more like a boob holder than a square. I missed 4 YOs per row - so yeah, when my stitch count was off by about 50ish on the first one I should have realized what was wrong but no - I just kept knitting squares. 3 more in fact. So I have to rip them out & start over. As I was ripping last night Patrick asked me why didn't I just ditch the ones I had & start over - uh, because then I won't have any yarn, I'm using my scrap yarn from socks! So I really don't have a choice except to rip them out. The worst part is I did a sewn bind off so they have to be picked out, they won't just rip. Sigh. At least each square only took me about 2 nights of knitting. Still. What a pain in the arse.

5 comments:

eduininck said...

Yes, they do look like you could have made a bikini. Sorry about the do over.

Liberty said...

I love the name of your blog! I am sorry I can't help but laugh at your boob holders! LOL At least it looks like you did it on purpose. :)

Knitting Rose said...

you poor darling. I am glad that you realized it NOW though and not later!!!

Ronda & Ben said...

I agree with Lise, at least you figured it out now and now when you had a while blankets worth of squares done.
It's going to be a great blanket!
I'm thinking of doing a blanket with left over sock yarn, too. I haven't decided if I want mitered squares or what, but seeing yours I winder if I could do a mixture?
Hummm... you have me thinking now!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

only really learn with knit and rip...that's what they keep telling me! ;-}