The other day I was remembering a day at the LYS when a woman came in and showed off one of her first projects, a little cardigan for a baby. She hadn't been knitting for very long.
Thing is, when I peered at her project I saw a bunch of dropped stitches, snags and all that sort of stuff. I felt sort of bad but also happy that she felt so good about her accomplishment. I mean, what do you say? "Hey lady, you've dropped a ton of stitches"? Or do you say, "I see that you've dropped a stitch here and you may have turned mid-row over there. You want some help?"
Frankly, it could have been her yarn choice (snags), but in all honesty, I think she just really loved to knit and didn't notice the flaws.
I feel weird telling you this story.
We have all been there. And, I'll be the first to admit that I'm one of those knitters who, when faced with some sort of a problem or when everything isn't perfect, that I assess the situation and most of the time move on and live with the flaw without a care.
Others, however, will work and work until whatever it is they're working on is absolutely perfect (to them).
Which one are you?
I think that this new cap I just made up might really bug the later group. I intentionally, and randomly, dropped stitches. Although I wrote this thing down round by round, it is absolutely random. There is no rhyme or reason for the holes. They're just holes in their own right, which is just fine with me.
Girlfriend put it on and I snapped a picture. We'll have a proper photo taken when we can.
BTW: To those living in Southern California or visiting the San Diego area during the last week of September, I just got word that there will be a yarn crawl from September 26th (my birthday, so you should be able to remember this remarkable date) to the 29th. It's called the San Diego Yarn Crawl. Check out the website here for info on events and prizes.