Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oh Bother

I realized last week that I'd changed gauge on the Mermaid as I knit it. Although I'd almost finished the body, I wound up frogging it entirely. I can't believe that I didn't notice, but it happened. It was way too small for the intended victim, so there wasn't a real choice, there isn't a point in giving someone a sweater that doesn't fit. I decided to knit the sleeves first this time, I finished the second one this morning.

Right now I'm starting on a job of sweater repair. It is a sweater that I believe has come something of a Velveteen Rabbit for the owner. He's had it for 37 years and has worn it every winter. It has held up well, but it needs some help.


Shauna said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry you have to frog. How depressing!

On the other hand, a sweater that's been worn for 37 that a record?? :)

Anonymous said...

I started knitting my sweaters sleeves first in the round because they go so fast that way. I pumps me up for knitting the bigger pieces. Perhaps that is why love knitting baby things. Now after 15 years of being the Baby Sweater Lady at church I am getting a granddaughter and a grandson with a 10 month span. lol