Friday, January 21, 2011

Idiot...Genius! Nope, Idiot.

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In which I make what I think is a really brilliant move.

So, I made good progress on Random Thoughts, and Wednesday night I was closing in on finishing the house at the top, when I realized CRAPCRAPCRAP...the house is TOO LOW by ONE STITCH!!!
Notice how the chimneys on the house fail to line up with the leaf. It also seemed like the house wasn't lining up with the "d" as it should.

Idiot!

The next day I was thinking about what I could possibly do do fix this without frogging the whole thing (higher chimney? But the bottom of the house is still too low and won't line up with everything else...), when it hit me: I could easily modify this house to look like our loft! (OK, so it's a townhouse, but that doesn't have the alliteratory feel when combined with Lott, now does it?) After all, we have two stories with three giant windows apiece...I could just redesign the bottom floor a little shorter (it is, anyway), and then add our deck story with railing and beehive (when you went to Georgia Tech, you cannot refer to anything as a "doghouse"), so it'll be taller. It'll be great! So, that's what I did:

Genius!

Except...

After I frogged the chimneys, roof and bottom story, I noticed that things were lined up next to that "d"...um...like they should have been in the first place. Without me frogging that part. Which meant the house was right in the first place...what?? How could that be? I look at the chart. Back to the linen. Chart. Linen. Chart. Linen. Oh, crap. When I stitched the original house, I left off one row of the roof. That's why it was too short.

Idiot.

JiffNotes
I can do calculus, but apparently I cannot count. But now that I've "personalized" this sampler with my own townhouse loft instead of the charted house, I'm thinking of doing the same thing later on...there's another house, and I think I can make it look just like our old loft....

9 comments:

Jean in Georgia said...

Quite obviously there was a design flaw in the original graph considering it didn't look like your loft in the first place. You've corrected it.

Delusional Knitter said...

Oh you are not alone ... I've had those moments of brilliance and idiocy!

Jeanne said...

Sounds like you pulled off turning a mistake into something good. I just finished a little piece that I swear was cursed - I tore out a vine not once but 2.5 times! I kept getting off by a stitch. Grrrr... the loft addition looks great!

Karin said...

It's a great addition - very clever way to deal with your mistake.

Joyus said...

I shouldn't laugh but that sounds just like something I'd do! Glad it's sorted now.

Jackie said...

I love your correction of the design flaw that Jean diagnosed! It will make your piece extra special!

Karoline said...

Sounds like the sort of thing I do all the time! I like your personalisation.

Susan said...

I make those kinds of mistakes all the time - I'm glad that you were able to architect your way out of it!

Katri said...

It is nice to hear that I'm not the only one who makes things like this... I just can't count ;-) I really like the personalization you did with the house!

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