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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I am the type of knitter that usually only has a couple of things on the needles. One small, and one big. I like to finish them before moving onto the next. As you can see, this is why. I made one while at the beach in August. I made the other one the other day. Somewhere down in the cables I had fewer rows on one. Damn. Years ago, I would have never given this to someone. I absolutely would have fixed this mistake.

And if I had the time I would fix this mistake. However, these needed to be checked off of the list. Shhhhhh. She may never notice. And, I'll never tell.

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37 comments

  1. if you dont say anything i am sure she wont even notice. And if by some chance she does notice i bet she wont mind cos she knows that you made them with love.

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  2. I'll never tell :oP !!!

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  3. Your secret is safe with me!!
    What yarn is that? It is a wonderful color.

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  4. Some little mistakes just add character to knits... So long as it doesn't have holes, it's good!

    I know what you mean...too much on the needles, too little accomplished!

    Happy knitting!

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  5. Details! Details! They look perfect and you're right, she won't notice or care. If she does, send them my way. *I* won't care!!

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  6. NOT going to be noticed, I'm sure of it!! Just say it's your "Amish" project; the Amish purposefully worked in a "mistake" to mark a handmade item. (At least, I think it was the Amish!)

    Is it Classic Elite yarn? Your go-to? I swear, you need a job with them. You could be a test knitter AND a photo stylist, since both are such grand talents of yours.

    How is your other job going??

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  7. Your secret is safe with me. It's funny because every time I make these, I go back and look at the modifications you made to the originals. I know you use fewer rows to make them shorter. Hmmmm...

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  8. I am sure the recipient won't even notice! They looks fabulous! I love the color.

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  9. Anonymous12/19/2007

    They are great, no matter about the extra row or three, I'm sure they will be loved!

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  10. they look great, i bet no one will ever notice. love that color!

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  11. perfection is over rated. these look so natural, almost like tree branches. and tree branches are rarely symmetrical or identical. i think they're beautiful.

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  12. hehe... I am with you.... cross your fingers and hope that they luv the gift and dont notice the difference till after the first wash then you can blame the machine.... hehe
    they do look beautiful by the way
    lyv Abby

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  13. I just did the same thing with a pair of Maine Morning Mitts. One is slightly longer & has a slightly longer thumb than the other. My friend might not notice. And if she does, she might be nice enough not to mention it. :)

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  14. LOL! Looks great, just don't show her that photo and you are safe!!

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  15. Good for you!! Perfection is overrated anyway!!

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  16. secrets are okay sometimes. i'm sure she will not notice. and if she does ... she will still love them. yep.

    leslie
    http://goodness.typepad.com

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  17. Leslie---I'll keep your secret! I have a few of my own... ;-)

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  18. I just had to frog a pair of Dashings for my brother due to yarn *ahem* miscalculation (trying to squeeze too many last minute gifts out of one skein)

    Your secret is certainly safe with me ;-)

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  19. I think they're beautiful! Good for you on giving them anyway. I'm trying to overcome my own knitting analness!

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  20. Beth at felt like knitting12/19/2007

    That's aggrevating, but she won't notice or won't care once they're on. What a nice gift!

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  21. oh, i'm sure she'll never know! they are positively lovely. and i'm behind on my blog reading -- that cabled throw is gorgeous!

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  22. The lucky person to receive them will be so happy to get them she won't even notice. I won't tell!!

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  23. The lucky person to receive them will be so happy to get them she won't even notice. I won't tell!!

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  24. Oh, I hear ya! Thing is, they never DO notice [unless they're knitters]. :)

    Nora

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  25. I am absolutely sure every pair of socks or mitts I have ever made have odd numbers of rows. They look fantastic anyway - I have a pair of Dashing on my small knits over Christmas list.

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  26. We love you and your perfectionistic ways! She'll love them!

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  27. Can't tell....they look so warm and cozy! I'm the same type of knitter - one small and one large project at a time!

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  28. Oh, she'll never notice! She'll be too overwhelmed by the funky cabley fingerless goodness!

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  29. Once they're on, nobody will notice! That yarn is a lovely color :)

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  30. Don't worry, my lips are sealed. What a wonderful gift!

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  31. We won't tell either. And once they are on, no one will notice. I love them!

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  32. Hahaha! At least you didn't remake the left glove... which is what I did!

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  33. Very sneaky, but I love it!

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  34. She'll love them and she won't notice!

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  35. LOL!! @ bow

    I wouldn't have even notice if you didn't point it out!

    Keep movin' on!

    She will love her Dashings!

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