Sunday, June 24, 2007

Swimming in murky waters...

So, remember the mermaid gloves? Well, this is where I'm at...

Everything is looking good, no? Let's take a closer look...

Hey, it's a thumb gusset! But, Kara, why does your thumb gusset look so short and fat? Maybe, it's because I am the only knitter who doesn't know that when knitting a thumb gusset, you are only suppose to increase every OTHER row, instead of every row.

I feel very annoyed at myself right now. The last thing I want to do is frog the glove down to pre-gusset and start over--losing all the hours of work I put into it today. On the other hand, I do like things to be perfect. *sigh*

Any insights? Or am I doomed to frog?

21 comments:

tiennie said...

Kara - I would have made the same mistake so don't feel bad! It is really pretty. I don't have any fixes for you so I would say frog it but hopefully someone much smarter than me will have suggestions for you!

Stephanie said...

Oh I am so totally jealous of that there mitt. I don't have any good fix suggestions for you either. It looks like you'll have to frog it :( But that is some serious yummy yarn.Sundara Cherry blossom...Oh the jealousy...

Kaet said...

i am sorry i have no advice for you on that gusset, but i do love the colors of that yarn!

Heather Joins The Round said...

Those gloves are going to be fabulous! Totally worth a little frogging.

Bobbi said...

the yarn is gorgeous! sad news I think you're going to have to frog.

Octopus Knits said...

Unfortunately I don't have any fixes for your thumb gusset issues, but the glove is gorgeous, so I agree that a little frogging is worth it.

Lisa said...

Such awesome yarn. Haven't made a gusset... So no advice, unfortunately.

Kelly said...

other than that weee tiny thing you fantastically fabulous!!!!
* i'm not helping am I, give week smile*

Sulafaye said...

(I hate to ask, but does it fit?? Hands are weirdly shaped, and the potawhatsit pattern is pretty stretchy...) Then again those gloves are so pretty, it'll be worth the frogging! I'll be ripping out some socks right along with you.

Nonnahs said...

I'm sorry, I don't have any clever fixes, either. Have you found one yet? It's GORGEOUS, though! Hope you found a way to make it work...

a friend to knit with said...

I LOVE the colorway....It looks great, however, (ahh) I think a frog is in order.....especially since you like things to be perfect! :) You will be happy after you do it.

Zonda said...

Wow, that colorway looks awesome knitted up! Bummer on the thumb, but if it's going to bug you, well you know... :)

sarah said...

I think it's one of those frog and learn situations. Or you could just stuff the thumb with some wooly batting and tell everyone you smashed your thumb. It would be really warm that way.....oh but wait, their fingerless. Nevermind! Frog!

vera said...

Ooh i do just absolutely love those gloves!
I wish i was some sort of knitting wizard who could come up with a quick and simple solution for the gusset problem, but sadly i am not. You know what has to be done... :0(

knitseashore said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of Estes with us!

If you rip fast, it doesn't hurt as much, kind of like a bandaid. :)

Brenda said...

I've done that with a thumb gusset. I ripped. Your Mermaid Gloves are beautiful! Excellent choice of yarn. I hope the frogging goes smoothly!

Briana - Horse Hound Knit Spin said...

The yarn is so pretty and your knitting is perfect, no matter what!
;-)

Romi said...

Oooooooh! Gorgeous!

WandaWoman said...

No cunning thoughts on how to fix it. I'd say a rip too, but it doesn't look like you have far to go back.

BrownPants said...

Damn! It's looking gorgeous though. I had a to frog back or just keep going and ignore it moment recently. I frogged. Now I am happy.

Emichan said...

Wow Kara! What a talent. So I have been out of contact TOO long! I am so glad to see you are a fellow blogger as well. I will keep checking in! Emi