This is why I have so many unfinished yarn projects! Since this tote was item #1 on my list of unfinished projects, it’s the first project I decided to finish.
When I arrived at the last gold stripe, I discovered I’d been working on the WRONG side of the fabric the entire time. It happened when I changed from the gold yarn back to the denim color. I’d crocheted in the wrong V of a slip-stitch, thus putting the bulk of the stripe on the wrong side of the fabric. I tried to replicate what I’d done on the previous stripes, but it was difficult and cumbersome. So I crocheted it as it was supposed to be. And this is what I ended up with on the back of the tote.
On the left is a picture of how the back currently looks. It’s actually on the wrong side. On the right is the right side of the pattern. You can see the gold stripes are different. Plus, you’ll notice the gold at the bottom of the tote is thicker in the picture to the right. And it folds more easily. That’s how I discovered I’d crocheted it inside-out.
Now for the front:
The left is how the tote is suppose to look, except it’s on the wrong side and is more difficult to fold. On the right is the correct right side, except the gold rows are inside-out. Ugh.
Here’s my conundrum: I have only three rows to go, minus the trim and handle. Do I finish the tote with the adage (learned from my mother) “It’s not handmade unless there’s a mistake.” Although this mistake is pretty glaring. Or do I rip out 24 rows and do it right? I do have a preference, but I could be persuaded to do otherwise with a good enough argument.
So, here’s your chance to tell me what to do.
If you’d like to leave an explanation of your choice, just hit the reply button. If you’ve not commented here before, it won’t post immediately. But I’ll be checking back frequently to see how the poll is progressing, so your comment will post soon.
In the meantime, I shall move on to unfinished project #2, the boxy t-shirt sweater.