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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Asymmetry Induced Resentment

Symmetry: beauty based on proportionate arrangements
Asymmetry: a gross violation of symmetry

The sheer amount of resent I feel towards Sleepy Hollow's frame cannot be expressed in mere words. (But I'm still going to give it a shot). When I looked at the frame I assumed that the spaces between the pumpkin-skull-pumpkin-bat was the same everywhere. Except the horizontal middle where it's clearly different. So I counted the repetition once and stitched one entire side of the frame and was most of the way through the second when I just traced over to check if it matched the horse.

It did not. There are two extra spaces after the second vertical bat.

I am not a happy camper. I'm not frogging and am just going to shorten the tree somehow.

But I'm still very, very resentful. Both at the border for not being consistant and at myself for assuming the pattern held.

15 comments:

Melissa said...

So sorry to hear about that. It always stinks when you realize that the counting was off.

Cindi J said...

My counting stitches sucks big time too! I can relate.

Julie M said...

Yep, that kinda sucks. Hope you work it out and I will make a mental note about it so I don't make the same mistake. Look at it as you helping all your stitchy friends avoid the same mishap.

Robin said...

Ahhh! Counting mistakes suck! Even more, I get mad when I **ASSume** things are equal......compensation stitches is all I can say. No one will know but you and the designer. You have such a beautiful start. Hang in there!!!

Cole said...

Ack, I feel your pain!! I get so frustrated when I find errors too!!

Pauline said...

I'm hearing your pain! The times I *assume* things are right are the times when they're not!

Lesleyanne said...

So sorry. I can so relate. Keep going it will be worth it.

KarenV said...

That's a shame! Similar things have happened to me too and I completely agree that you should just alter the tree to fit.

Marlene said...

I so hate when that happens, they should print a warning on the design sheet, it has happened to me a couple of times, I will keep every thing crossed you sort a solution and can't wait to see the finished item
Regards, Marlene

Annie said...

The bane of every x-stitcher's existence! I always take these things as a challenge to figure out how to correct it without frogging. You know.. the old making lemonade out of lemons thing!

Carol said...

Oh no! I would have done the same thing I'm sure--I just assume everyone likes a symmetrical life like I do...

I'm sure you'll make a shorter tree work somehow, Blu! Good luck...

Dani - tkdchick said...

how frustrating!!

Berit said...

What horror! I thought that stutching was supposed to be therapeutic! :P

I suggest a biscornu. A nice, simple biscornu. Or, anything by Prairie Schooler.

Mel said...

oh no! That is no good. I'm sure you'll make it work.
But that is really good to know Blu for when I start mine.

Siobhan said...

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt... and it still sucks every time it happens! Sorry it happened to you. :P I'd alter the tree, too!