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June 17, 2010

From Susan — Oh……Never Mind

Filed under: Alexandria — lv2knit @ 4:11 pm

Man, when I blow it, I really do a bang up job!  My stupidity is irrefutable and clearly documented in my previous post (which has been removed to stop the spread of inaccurate information).  I feel really bad about the negative comments I made about Connie Chinchio’s Alexandria Cardigan and indicating that there was something “off kilter” about the design.  The only thing off kilter was me:  it was my misinterpretation of the pattern — not the pattern itself — that is to blame.  I hope that Ms. Chinchio accepts my sincere apologies for any distress I have caused her.  I am really sorry and even sorrier for being caught with my ignorance showing!

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Never Mind!

To quote myself (from March 25, 2006 — one of my first posts):

“I had not really thought about the fact that by chronicling my knitting progress in such a public manner, my mistakes will be on ready display.  

To quote Sally,

From now on, I will read directions. Really. I will.”

To show my sincerity, the first three commenters to this post (and please do not be TOO hard on me) will receive a free copy of the Alexandria Cardigan Pattern, courtesy of moi.


  1. It happens to the best of us — and you have handled it with great grace.

    Comment by Jean-Marie — June 17, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

  2. That’s alright Susan – I am sure that if we are honest with ourselves we are all guilty of jumping to conclusions – BTW – Rosanne Rosannadanna was my dad’s favorite character on SNL!

    Comment by Connie Portlas — June 17, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

  3. Today marks the day when I finally realize the Rainey sisters (well, at least you Susan) are human too!

    Comment by Nancy — June 17, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

  4. Blogging about your knitting is an exercise in humility. . . at least, it is in my experience! 🙂 Don’t be too hard on yourself, Susan.

    Comment by Kym — June 17, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

  5. It takes a lot to own up to a mistake — hopefully you can salvage your cardigan and knit onwards!

    Comment by Kimberly — June 17, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

  6. Who has not been on the same end of the knitting needle may cast a stone – but none will come I think! Your honesty is refreshing.

    Comment by Helen — June 17, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

  7. Sad! I think I’m fourth. And such a pretty pattern, too!

    So are you going to give the pattern another shot, yourself? And how did you realize your mistake?

    Comment by dclulu — June 17, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

  8. Well I’m 5th, but still had to say that it’s happened to all of us, so no worries. It’s a really pretty pattern. I’m thinking of doing it, too, and I will have learned from your mistake. Love your blog!

    Comment by corkscrew — June 17, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

  9. oops! Oh well, we’ve all had egg on our faces before.

    Comment by Cheryl S. — June 17, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

  10. All I can say is that you’re not the first to make a mistake. LOL Been there, done that.

    Comment by Ruth — June 17, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

  11. We all make mistakes but don’t you hate it when the mistake is in print for all to see. I’m sure Connie really appreciates the apology!

    Comment by Mya — June 17, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

  12. hey, i just wanted to say how much i love your pants in the masthead photo. oh how i remember those clothes, i loved the styles, i thought we all looked SO GREAT. 🙂

    Comment by Lori — June 17, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

  13. I do this sort of thing all the time. It’s really a cute pattern.

    Comment by Joanna Ryan — June 17, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

  14. A very gracious apology — well done! And if I had a dime for every time I misread a pattern… =0)

    Comment by Nancy — June 17, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

  15. You did a nice job with your public apology. I loved Gilda Radner and her many characters on SNL.

    Comment by Debbie B — June 17, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

  16. If it makes you feel any better, I can the read the thing 10 times and then blindly go on and knit it the way it is in my head, only to find out many rows later, I was wrong.

    Defintely, don’t be hard on yourself.

    Happier Knitting!

    Comment by Annie C — June 17, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

  17. I can’t say “never mind” or catch myself in a mistake (like yours) without thinking of Gilda Radner.

    Comment by pam — June 17, 2010 @ 11:58 pm

  18. Welcome to my world.

    Comment by Jane — June 18, 2010 @ 7:40 am

  19. Hey, Susan, I totally understood the original post. and I also totally understand why you took it down. But I did think you were really clear in the original that it was all your own fault, well that and you like to knit sweaters your own way. Isn’t that what EZ was all about?? and have you read “Sweater Quest: My year of Knitting Dangerously” by Martini?? She keeps asking the same question: if I don’t knit it with exactly the same yarn, in the same colors, in the same way as the pattern is it really designer X’s sweater?

    Comment by Carol R — June 18, 2010 @ 8:05 am

  20. Whoop-see-doodle. At least you are a good enough person to appologize- this kind of thing could happen to anyone. I’m sure I’ve done close to the same thing… I just don’t remember it (I blocked that part out of my memory!)

    Comment by Jennifer — June 18, 2010 @ 8:08 am

  21. Oops! Happens to all of us. Loved the Rosanne Rosannadanna extra!

    Comment by Dianne — June 19, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

  22. It takes a really big person to admit their mistake and correct it thusly!

    Comment by Eryka Jackson — June 19, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

  23. We’ve all done it……
    Then we go back and re-read the pattern and poof there it is! Plain as day!
    Happy knitting. Look forward to seeing your finished cardigan.

    Comment by Snowbird — June 20, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

  24. Oh, let me know how that works out… reading the directions, even several times, never guarantees that I’ll get the project right the first time ; )

    Comment by Ann — June 24, 2010 @ 11:30 am

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