Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow





I had been knitting constantly
trying to finish my Heat. There
was a mistake in the triangle,
but I decided to ignore it, although
every time I looked my eyes
were drawn to it. I was knitting
the border, almost done with
the first of three repeats when
I made another mistake in my
counting, so in a 2:00 a.m. knitting
session I decided to rip back the
whole border and start over. After
I ripped out the border I wasn't
really happy with how loose the
side stitches were so the only
thing to do was to rip out the rest
of it and start completely over.
Truthfully I am happy that I
started over, there are no mistakes,
{so far}, and I have had lots of
knitting in my days and nights
and that is never a bad thing.
I am reading Desilu, the story
of one of my favorite television
couples. The book is okay, just
a little too much producer talk
about money and contracts for
my taste. I think I might have
been happier reading this, maybe
next time.
Joining with Ginny and all the
other Yarn Alongers.



  1. My mom loved her and my daughter loves her! I see you have your little buddy with you :) She is getting tall! A true knitter, a seasoned one rips out her knitting! Glad you are back on track.

  2. She is growing up and quite lovely too. I hate making mistakes I would be pulling it out too - but reluctantly. Liking that red, so it has to be perfect, it will be admired all the time.

  3. Hope you are having a lovely week with your little one Tracey :)

  4.'s going to be so pretty!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  5. Sometimes a gal's just gotta rip !

    Love that RED !!!


  6. Love the beautiful reds Tracey - just gorgy! Love your beautiful beach pictures with your sweet granddaughter- what a cutie! Have a lovely week.

  7. A gorgeous shawl in a gorgeous color! I've been frustrated at times when I've made a mistake and had to rip out. But I've also left the mistakes before and been even MORE frustrated with the finished project. I hope you are having a fabulous week with the little one!

  8. I'm sorry you had to rip back, but sometimes it's the right answer. If you look at the project and your eyes find the mistake every time you know you need to rip back or else you'll always see that mistake.

  9. It kills me to rip back but I know sometimes it has to be done. I love Lucy and Desi. I watched a movie about them years ago and I was kind of sad afterwards.

  10. Ugh. Nothing worse than starting over, but if the mistake was noticeable or it really bothered you then it was for the best! But so frustrating. Hope you having a great week with your wee one!

  11. We are big Lucy fans over here! Your summer pictures are so lovely.

  12. She is beautiful. Really. And I love the colors of Malabrigo anything ~ this red is awesome! Wonderful photos!

  13. Hello

    Found your blog through Yarn Along.
    That red is beautiful!
    Wonderful photos too,the little girl is very pretty.
    Happy knitting (:

  14. you know, as hard as it is to rip stuff out... the better it is really. you would sit there seeing those mistakes and just not enjoy the piece.
    and can i say it is hard to believe that little girly of yours is only 5. she is so tall, or at least looks that way in the pictures. i hope you guys are having a great week together.
    i have no yarn along this week because i can't find the camera! lol

  15. Oh that little beauty is having fun frolicking about! She is gorgeous.
    I'm sorry you had to frog all that progress, but you know in the end, you'll feel so much betta about it.

  16. Your Heat looks great. I'm glad you are happy with the way it's turning out!

  17. Ripping is always not fun, but if you know there is a mistake, you'll always look at it, even if nobody else notices. Mom says I'm not allowed to tell her if I spot a mistake she may have made in something she has knitted me (and I never go looking!).

    Always lovely to see Emerson, too!

  18. That red yarn is gorgeous love the colour. I used to love watching the Lucille Ball show. I remember my sister had a toy Dachshund puppy dog that she called RIcky after Ricky Ricardo. Lovely photographs of your granddaughter.
    Happy knitting.

  19. Gorgeous yarn to be knitting and enjoying it twice.
    Perfect for a pattern called heat.
    Enjoy your summertime.

  20. I agree with Mistea...such a pretty color to be working with twice. I love Lucy, too. :)

  21. lovely color-----you just found much more knitting with such pretty stuff....well worth ripping out. Emerson is getting so big!!!!!! She's such a cutie!!!

  22. Glad to hear that you are happy about ripping back. While it is not the easiest thing to do, you end up with a project that you love.
    Beautiful color!