The Perils of Knitting Late At Night

Sometimes, the best time for me to knit is at night. I don’t know why- perhaps it’s because I can sit in front of the tv and knit without ignoring the children, since they’re asleep. Maybe it’s because it’s easier for me to find quiet time at night. Maybe it’s because I’m not missing out on anything else at night. Whatever the reason, though, I’ve learned lately that it might not be the best idea.

I’ve been working on this project below and realized the other night that I’d made a mistake that caused the whole pattern to shift and turn the other way – right in the middle.

Do you see the area in the middle where the pattern changes?

Heartbroken, I frogged the entire thing up to the mistake (over 6 inches) and started up again, very careful not to make the same mistake twice.

Frogging hurts.

I thought that would be the worst of it, but while working on another, much bigger project, I realized something was amiss. I’d made a mistake in a pattern count 10 inches back! There’s NO WAY I can frog that and fix it. At least, the thought of it sends me into full-blown fits.

So, I’m going to try to finish it with the flaw that it has, gift it to my daughter who wants to wear it for Halloween anyway, and start again – maybe using a heavier weight yarn so it doesn’t take me so long.


Let my mistakes be a Public Service Announcement for all – Don’t knit late at night, or you will most likely live to regret it. 😦

What’s On The Needles (and the brain)

I’ve been working on the designs for the new book. Some days it’s harder to find my motivation than others, but I’m working on it! The summer, it turns out, is a tough time to find myself working on a huge project, but I digress. Things are moving forward!

My knitting bag I carry everywhere these days, with research.

Sometimes I need to tend to other things, like Maddie’s well-loved “Flopsy” who needed emergency surgery.

A project inspired by “The Princess and the Pea”… in progress.

Swatching is very important.

Inspired by Rapunzel… in progress

I have two more projects on the needles now, both inspired by “Little Red Riding Hood” and I’ve received a “Rumplestiltskin” project from the lovely Joan of Dark, and two lovely designs for Evil Queens from Tanis Gray. So exciting to finally see things coming together!!

Thanks for following along, and stay tuned for another Vampire Knits Designer Spotlight this week!!