Monday, November 15, 2010

Eighty Stitches



As it turns out, when you lose track of your pattern because you’ve been knitting on the run for days and then you tack on EIGHTY stitches, willy nilly, into the fifth last row of the bodice section of an Olearia, you do sort of notice. Not that I thought you wouldn’t. Look closely. At the exuberantly gathered third gather section bit. Ahem.



In a previous lifetime I would have ripped it all back and started again. Lately I’ve decided life is too short. Instead the kid is under strict instruction to keep moving, to make like a blur, so nobody notices.

Which apparently really works, because until we saw the pics, neither of us noticed that the kid was blurring about on the trampoline, wearing an Olearia inside out.



So here you have an Olearia inside out and upside down.



PS. You can find the Olearia pattern here.

PPS. A confession? It wasn’t just a case of eighty stitches. Through sheer laziness, this take on the Olearia wafted even further from the pattern than this earlier one. Probably best if you go see what it’s supposed to look like.

30 comments:

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Only you will ever notice that it is not perfect! I think it looks fabulous, plus she is such a gorgeous thing she can get away with it.

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

I'm super impressed with upside down trampolining somersaulting tricks being performed there! I'm loving the way you embrace the imperfections in the jumper also. We all should do a little more of that in life.

Jodie said...

I don't speak knitting, it looks perfect from here.

Needled Mom said...

It looks great anyway and it looks like it is thoroughly being enjoyed. That is what it is all about.

Tas said...

Well really. I've looked at that last phot a multitude of times and can't see anything wrong with the cardi ;)

Sue said...

The "blur" movement must be working a treat because I cant see anything wrong with it, didnt even notice it was inside out either! Great knitting!

ange_moore said...

Looks fine to me (and I adore the colour).

I think I'm becoming a knitting-in-the-round convert after joining into the Tikki knit-along! I hate joining seams and have about 5 finished but unjoined jumpers lying about my house. An Olearia might be going onto my to-do list!

Stomper Girl said...

Just love the inside out upside down shot.

Tanya said...

Well, I love it and I wish it was mine and...oh my, is she doing a sommersault? Who cares what she's wearing- she's very clever!

Angus In Northcote said...

Just to let you know...

our laptop hard drive fritzed-out at the end of October and it's only now that I've finally restored all my settings (incl. bookmarks). This means I haven't visited since the end of October.

You've been up to a lot. I'm back. hi.

Andi said...

No one will EVER know!
I'd have been disappointed if you'd frogged that one.
Embrace that wonk baby!!!

june at noon said...

She's so adorable! I think the sweater looks great, despite any mishaps along the way. You always manage to pull it off. ;)

Fer said...

No one will ever ever never notice! Except you of course, so don't go pointing it out to anyone ever again. It's just do darn sweet, and I love it! (and the colour) ♥

One Flew Over said...

Love, love that blue x

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Beautiful - particularly the extra 80 stitches.

clare's craftroom said...

You may not think it's perfect but is it ok if I just love it anyway ?

Smallest Friend said...

I don't understand what the mistake is.... It looks super cute to me! And that's what's great about knitting, isn't it? Only the knitter ever sees the mistakes.
usually...

Kirsty said...

I think you need a reminder of a lesson first learned to save face in kinder...

"I meant to do that"

I love the taniafication of your knittery.

Kylie said...

Life is way too short, I agree :) It looks fantastic and so does the little miss... very impressed with her trampoline stunts :) Kx

teddybearswednesday said...

Hello it's perfect and beautiful.
But whatever happened to embrace the wonk?
xo

peppermintpatcher said...

I see nothing but a wonderful childhood. That always looks good gathered and blurry.

Kate said...

I am so super impressed with your approach to the knitting pattern. I waste so much time counting and undoing and juding by your gorgeous Olearia, you don't have to. Love the colour and the upside down thing is most impressive.

Sandrine said...

The colour is beautiful not as beautiful as the upside down kid model but nice!
I am also glad you did not undo this one...Much better than what I could do with an Olearia :)
Have a nice week x

A Peppermint Penguin said...

your knitting, your kid and you - all fantastic.

Please tell her I'm beyond impressed with the somersault thing. I could never do that. Couldn't even do a forward roll!

I think it would only matter if you stood her beside an identical sized kiddo wearing one knitted as per the pattern.

How likely is this?

Right - what you knitting next!?

CurlyPops said...

Upside down, inside out - it still looks absolutely perfect to me!

Nikki said...

Eighty schmatey... you should have said NOTHING. Nobody would have guessed. "Here's my lovely girl in my beautiful knitting" would have done just fine.

staci said...

I'm absolutely positive my knitting does not look that good inside out or upside down...and I'm positive that I don't look as cute as your little darling either :)

silverpebble said...

I'm with Jodie. DOn't kniow what you're on about. It looks brilliant. I have an urge to do a somersault now. Not sure my 38-year old bones are up to it. Nor is the bed.

Kylie said...

hehe - still looks great - that is what I love about this pattern - if you did not tell us we would not have even kown:)

heather said...

oo i love this knitted thing. i hope my middle likes it too..i will show her and see....max put his jeans on backwards yesterday. we did notice right away. but it's sort of similar. however, unlike his father and me, he did not care at all, and wore backward jeans all day. oh. it makes my heart race. how hard it was to let him wear backward jeans. i am not a prim granny, but i am very set in my ways i guess when it comes to which way to wear jeans. he is showing me!