Last weekend I started knitting a toy airplane.
After working on socks for a while now, a project in worsted weight yarn felt like it was flying off my needles. And despite being slightly annoyed with myself that I didn’t think about adapting the pattern to be knit in the round (and thereby lessening a bit of the sewing portion of the project) I was having fun knitting. Sunday night, as I started knitting the tail section, I kept looking at what I had done so far and then I saw it:
I had sewed the wings on backwards! 😦 After a few minutes of trying to convince myself that no one would notice, I took a deep breath and set everything aside until tonight when I decided it was time. I carefully snipped the yarn I’d used to sew it up.
The last thing I needed at this point was to accidentally snip a wing or the body of the plane. I told myself it was actually a good thing. I could do a better job of centering the wings on the body, which had been bugging up until I discovered the real botch up.
So I replaced one wing at a time.
And now I’m back to where I thought I was Sunday night.
- If it bugs you, it’s usually worth it to go back and fix it. (I think that could be a bigger life lesson too)
- For goodness sake, when the pattern says to attach according to photo, look at the freakin’ photo!