So, my cousin is expecting a baby (due in mid February), so I thought I would knit a few little things for her and gave them to her along with a few other things at her baby shower last weekend. I haven't had a chance to upload the pictures I took yet, but will post them when I have a chance.
I had knit a ribbed/cabled hat and matching mittens using some yarn I had on hand (KnitPicks Shine Sport, not that it really matters). As I was knitting the hat, I noticed that a few rows back I had accidently purled a stitch that I should have knit. I really hate to rip back for something small like that (if I had noticed the mistake while still on the same row, I would have gone back and fixed it but I didn't want to go back several rows), and I figured that no one else would notice, so I just left it.
A few days after the shower, I heard from my sister that my cousin had noticed the one
wrong stitch and was apparently disappointed/bothered by it. She even went so far as to ask my sister to get me to fix it! Now, if I didn't want to go back to fix it when I was only, say, three rows past the mistake, why would I want to rip out half the hat to fix it now?? And secondly, doesn't that seem a little unappreciative?
I'm not particularly close with this cousin, and am feeling even less inclined to want to fix this one
stupid stitch now that I've heard what a big deal she's making out of it (especially considering she didn't even have the courtesy to speak to me personally about it!). I have no desire to make anything else for her, as I feel like I would be wasting my time making something for someone who doesn't appreciate it.
I realize that was kind of a long rant!
I guess my question is, do you all think I'm over reacting to this whole situation? Has anyone else experienced something similar? How did you handle it?