17 February 2008

Sweet Niblets!!!!

I spent *ALL* day yesterday finishing up the last sleeve, seaming the shoulders, knitting the collar, and sewing in the ends. I pressed it right before seaming the arms on and noticed something looked a little funny...



Do you see it? Do you see how one side is longer than the other? That's because I knitted one too many repeats on the back!!! AARGggg!!!! After realizing that I'd have to undo the sewed-in ends, rip out the collar, undo the shoulder seams and then rip back the last repeat on the back, I went crazy. I mean, I was mad. Tazmanian Devil-mad.



You see here with the sweater folded that the back is definitely too long. And, no. There is no other option but to rip it all out and fix it. Tina mentioned that she's a perfectionist when it comes to knitting. And that is precisely why she's good at it. Because when something like this happens, you just have to fix it, there is rarely a quick fix in knitting. Only the strong survive. Will I survive this one? Only time will tell. For now, I'm working on something else. Serenity Now!!!

7 comments:

Joanna said...

OH MY GOSH! i am not strong. oh my word, i'd toss that thing out the window and never pick up knitting needles again. i saw it in the first picture. i said "hey that's ni...wait...why does, uh oh. i bet she's mad."

Marie said...

you feel my pain! it's nice to not have to endure this tragedy all my myself :(

Johanna said...

Oh, Marie...that is just horrible! That is why I like crochet - it is so easy to fix mistakes. I cannot imagine how horrible it feels to realize that sort of mistake has happened! Maybe after it sits for a bit, you'll feel motivated to pick it up again.

Tina said...

:( Marie I just can't imagine. I live in fear of messing up on a bigger project and having to start over. Yikes! I am with Jo... I would be tempted to toss it out the window. At the very least it would be AGES before I could look at it again!

Marie said...

UPDATE: I couldn't bear the thought of having to think about the sweater sitting there needing to be fixed day after day. So I fixed it today. I just kept thinking about how great it would be to have the sweater done and be able to move on with my life. So, it is now at the point it should have been yesterday after ironing. Still have to attach the arms and seam the sides. Thanks for the sympathy girls! Nice to know I didn't have to go through it alone.

Joanna said...

oh that's fantastic. you're a better knitter than i! i'm sure the trash man would have picked up mine by now.

Leah said...

wow i think i would cry! i'm amazed that you were able to fix it in a day, i feel like it would take me ages haha.