Inventive skill or imagination, cleverness. The state of being ingeniously contrived.
(American Heritage Dictionary).
Almost two years ago, our cultural folk hero, Stephanie (yes that one) wrote an amazing tutorial post that I read every single word of, and then I chuckled and read it again.. It was ingenious - brilliant - remarkable - stunning. AND, I said to myself in the back of my head - "hmmmmmm, girl, you'd best remember that particular one, you might need it one day."
Well, "someday" arrived.
Remember my most recent cabled sweater (yes, yes, I know that I haven't gotten around to posting completed photos of it yet (*grins*). chalk it up to many work days and few sunny days and coordination required with my photographer friends.. it's coming, I promise. it's lovely. I wear it.)
When I got to the very final stage, the blocking, I noticed a potentially "fatal" flaw....
back about 100 rows, I had missed a cable cross-over.
big sighs all around.
Here's the evidence close up.
nasty, isn't it.
Yes, I can hear all you knitters heaving a huge sigh out there.
99% of the sweater was completed with no issues, and then when entering the final stage (blocking) what appears... sigh.. that splotch.
I seriously contemplated ripping the whole thing back to that spot - yet it was more than 100 rows back, and I so longed to WEAR this during the same calendar year that I made it.
Suddenly, the bell went off in my head, and I recalled Stephanie's Post "All is not Lost" (bless her). I then measured my sweater, and realized that this "flaw" would be situated under my arm....... aha! Who looks under the arm of a sweater, and how often does it show? I pondered this for all of about 30 minutes, and decided to execute Stephanie's technique.
Clever beyond words is all that I have to say.
I am pleased as punch, tickled as toast, happy as a pig in.. (well you get my drift) I decided that at least for the time being, I would stitch on top of the old stitches, as she suggests, and then perhaps consider ripping it out someday in the forever future (hah!)
It was a successful event - and I have worn the sweater a few times. I hope to show you photos in the very near future.
Trust me - that Stephanie is just plain amazing. I turn toward the East, an send her a hail and hearty thank you - and a big grin for success. Mission accomplished.
P>S> a few of you have asked me where exactly the error is - so here I have drawn a circle around it. I suspect that it's a bit like to Escher drawings, where once you can "see" it, then it becomes obvious.