Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Sweater that Wasn't!!



 
I know this doesn't look like a sweater, but this is what's left of my sweater project! I had the pieces all blocked and started sewing them together. Here's a picture of the blocked pieces.
 
 

I knew the pattern was a little weird but I didn't realize how weird until I started putting it together! The front and back was each made up of 2 pieces. They were to be sewn together diagonally (?). The two pieces were not the same length. The left front was long but right front was short(?). Same thing for the back. As I started putting it together, I realized I would never ever wear anything that looked this crazy. So I took it apart and hope to use the yarn for something I'll actually wear! That's the great thing about knitting. Even years later, you can take a project apart and use that yarn over again. It's too bad we can't do the same thing with fabric when working on a quilt. Once it's cut, that's it! Unless you make something really small!


I also want to thank Bellezza for my adorable Valentine's Day card. I have it displayed on my sofa table. It was so thoughtful to send me. Totally unexpected and I love it!


It's cold and windy all over again. I'm trying to stay warm and so is Lily! She's sitting right behind me on the couch. Doesn't she look comfy??

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  1. Argh! Reverse knitting! So sorry you had to undo all that work. I'm sure there's a lovely new project in the making with that yarn.

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    1. I think I've found something else to knit with that yarn. I'm going to make sure this project is more to my liking!

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  2. Yes, such happens... I have been there. :) Cute card and Lily looks very comfy, as they always tend to find the best place.

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    1. It's nice to be able to use the yarn for something else. I feel like I didn't waste too much, just my time!

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  3. Yip, been there, done that too... on more than one occasion, but as you say, it's better than keeping something you'll never wear or use!
    Xx

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    1. I feel as though I'm in good company! Much better to use the yarn for something you actually like!

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