This is one of those quirks that I’ve picked up recently, and I suspect I got it mostly from TWOP; it’s taken over the office as well. When your hatred bubbles up so violently, you merely say: “Haaaate!” And that’s how I’m feeling about my technically finished Kiri.
I cast off too tight. But I used a size 10 needle! Apparently my tension was unaffected by needle size.
It’s too short! I misjudged how long I would want it to be. I was correct in estimating that it would come right to the bottom of my back, and I thought that’s what I wanted, but now that I’m seeing it in practice it is too too short.
My god, I hate it. The bottom edge is a complete wreck. Up close on the work, the stitch is so damn pretty my insides ache, but when looked at as one piece, it’s atrocious.
I had dinner last night with a knitter, who warned me that there’s no frogging of lace. Must tink or start over. I was thinking I could just try frogging. I’m an experienced knitter! No johnny come latley. Not afraid of knitting! But, helloooo, Minty, you have never knit lace before. And if you manage to take it out to before the edging successfully, you will have to put it back on those dreaded Crystal Palace bamboo circulars, the ones that forced you to manually push each stitch over the join. Don’t do this to yourself.
So what am I considering doing? Starting over from scratch. On Addi circulars. Heck, it should take about a week (though since it’s the second one, I’m far more likely to get irritated and/or bored). Due date is late May! Pshaw, plenty of time.
Am I totally delusional? I like to think “No.” I like to think that my perfectionism is not a sign of my demented nature but rather a person knowing when there’s more that she can do, better she can do.
And away we go!