Saturday, June 30, 2012

For crying out loud…

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Knitting this sweater has been the most exasperating experience in the world.  Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong; mistakes have been made, and there’s been a lot of unraveling.  And now I am out of yarn.  Fortunately, as my family reminds me in those moments when I am unraveling an entire sleeve and starting to lose my mind, I really love knitting.  Oh yeah, I do.  Whew.  I have some some fancy figuring to do in order to get blood from a turnip—I mean, to get two sleeves from a half skein of yarn, and then I will show it to you.  And I will tell you the whole tearful story, complete with its trials and tragedies and (I firmly believe this) its ultimate triumph.  It's going to fit me.  I mean it. 

15 comments:

  1. ohh..I've had those days...that's why I am learning to crochet! It is so much more forgiving! hang in there..I'm sure the finished project will be worth it!

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  2. Oh! dear Kristen......it looks good to me from here :-)

    Amanda x

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  3. That is why I love crochet...it is so much easier to fix mistakes!( I think) I know how to knit but get so frustrated and discouraged when I find a mistake 3 inches into a project and realize I need to take hours of knitted work out to get to it! Good luck!

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  4. Oh, I know just what you are going through! My current knitting project has given me many an opportunity to test my patience! I will take encouragement from your outlook that persistence will ultimately triumph.
    What you have so far is beautiful.
    Good Luck!!

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  5. Oh, I so know how you feel, I have a sweater half knitted for over 2years. I just can't seem to make it come out right. I look at it and say i'm going to unravel you and use the yarn for something else....but I don't. I think I need help!

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  6. Believe me ... I know who you feel..I can never seem to make anything to "fit" me..but one day I will master it. I hope everything works out for you.. Keep trying!
    xoxo Shari

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  7. Just found your blog, wonderful

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  8. oh dear! i'm sorry i giggled when i read your title :) if anyone can figure it out it's you kristen, just remember, you are the boss (hee hee).

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  9. What a challlenge!... could you stand to go with the colour block trend? I'll be interested to see how it all turns out.

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  10. What about short sleeves leaving enough to do the collar? I am always playing 'knitting roulette' with yarn!

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  11. Shorter collar...longer sleeves? Can't wait to hear the whole story!
    Jennifer

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  12. It is such a relief to see how many have the same problems I sometimes do.
    I have had similar situations with crochet as well as knit. If you are out of yarn, you are out of yarn.
    I usually buy extra for fear of not having enough, but once in a while, I get brave and just buy the recommended amount. And if I am doing my own thing, well, it is a mystery until it all works out, one way or the other.
    I am looking for the big reveal, and sure you will find the best way to beat this.

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  13. I commiserate. Just reading this posting has made me feel I'm not alone in the disaster zone of knitting. I have just had two (albeit baby) sweaters that have made me feel that I have some evil being at my side determined to trip me up every time I feel something is going right with my knitting.

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  14. we will be waiting for the final result!! best of luck!

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