Friday, March 22, 2013

Work in Progress

by Kelly

Spring is officially here, so crack out the gardening tools and seeds and....oh, wait, it's currently 23 degrees outside. Fahrenheit. Maybe I'll cross out the F on my thermometer and pencil in a C for Celsius, which would make it about 73-74 degrees. There, that's better!

If only it was so easy.

Meanwhile, I have determined that sweaters are not easy either. I have basted the thing together, and the disaster is finally official in my mind - the sleeve seam doesn't match with the body. Grrr.

Bernat Turtleneck Sweater

I'm thinking there really is a problem with the sleeve numbers for the medium size. So, I'm going to have to frog the sleeves and start over. Sigh.

The only way I can think of to do this is to count the decreases I have on the body seams and format my sleeves so that their decrease slopes match. Before I do that, I'm going to pin the body pieces together and make sure they fit me. If not, the whole sweater may have to be redone, which I'm afraid is not going to happen. In that case, I will frog the whole thing to salvage the yarn, shove the yarn in the bag and the bag in my closet, and never look at it again until I regain my temper.

At any rate, I have a baby blanket on the agenda for Dawn's charity drive, so that will help me regain my composure. A side benefit of a big, simple project like a blanket is that I can catch up on all the TV shows that are currently piled up on the DVR.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Kelly! That blanket will definitely be going to a needy family. I too am in the throws of my own blanket to donate - it's a beautiful pattern, which I will have to post pictures of soon. I am about 1/2 done at the moment.


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