Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Sweater Saga

If you've been reading for a while, you may remember last April I posted about a sweater I was knitting for myself - in the final stages.  I promised an update and, like many things on this blog and in my life, promptly moved on and never posted about it again.

Well, today I will.  It has been quite something - a saga, if you will.

At last posting, the sweater was nearly done.  I had one sleeve left to complete and was dreaming of wearing it to my birthday dinner.  That never happened.

When I went to pick up the stitches for the sleeves, I counted, and then recounted, and realized with horror that somehow, some way, I had screwed up.  Way back, right after the yoke, in the splitting for sleeves.  To correct this error I would have to rip back the entire sweater.

I was so horrified that I tossed the entire project in a bag and hid it from myself until I could recover and make a decision.  It wasn't until September that I revisited the ill fated sweater and figured it all out.

I did pull it all out.  But instead of stopping at the sleeve split, I kept on going.  I think I knew that I couldn't knit that pattern again, not with the same yarn.  It was too disheartening.

I found a new pattern and cast on.  It was for a cardigan, but a few rows after the yoke I decided I'd prefer a pull over, henley-style.

Now, months later and just in time for the first snow here in Michigan, its done.  My "birthday sweater."  And I have to say, I'm pretty happy with it.  It still needs to blocked, and I need some action shots.  Ravelry notes can be found here.

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  1. So beautiful, cannot wait to see action shots :)

  2. That's really gorgeous Lydia. Were you following a pattern to begin with or is it all your own pattern?


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