Sweater. If you will remember (I will never forget)
I felted my beautiful sweater. I love(d) that sweater. It was nearly
a perfect knit.
It was a tad big, so I put it in the dryer to cinch it up,
like I have done with sweaters before, and I felted it.
I was upset for weeks. I guess for months since I am just
revisiting it now. One thing I try to remember to do with
sweaters, is not bind off the sleeves until it's blocked. In case
they grow too long, I want to be able to tink back a few rows.
Well see the tan color yarn that I put thru the sleeve stitches?
It felted right into it.
Some of the stitches came out of the yarn completely.
I think it was easier since it was ribbing. I could see the K2, P2
I just picked up all of of the stitches and bound off.
And I think it looks pretty good. Not obvious that the bind
off is not felted.
the hope of losing 20-30 lbs is just not happening. LOLOL
So, I have read that soaking in hair conditioner may relax
the stitches a little. I'm trying it. I will soak for a couple of days,
then rinse well.
I had to put some water in an empty wine bottle to hold it under
I am praying to the knitting gods to please help it get better,
anything will be an improvement.
I really want to swatch for another sweater, but I didn't think I
could when this was hanging over my shoulder...So Onward!
Oh and by the way, it took me many months to feel I could pick
it up and to fix it and it did not even take me one hour !
I finished up the first sock...The toe is forest green, not blue.
the recipient has wide feet. The orange marker means
I need to start the toe. I always leave 16 stitches for the
toe, and make a rounder one. Have a very small start on
The crazy color shawl is coming along. It's really a brainless
project. I would much rather start a sweater.
Ruth is well into her third color on her sweater.
Pattern is Spector by Joji Locatelli.
Yarn is a combo of Spun Right Round and LITLG
I saw it in person this week and it is soooooo nice!
(in her own words)
This is the sweater back:
t of the fronts, but so far so good. This is the Emmaline pattern by a Sarah Dallas. The wool is Bartlett yarn. I’m looking forward to knitting up the fronts while listening to the TV.
She starts school tomorrow already... Good Luck!
In other news:
We have been loving the tomatoes this year!
I made a white pizza on Friday with tomatoes,
oil and basil.
NO blog post next week. Joe and I are going away for Labor
Day. I suspect the girls will be done or about done on their
As the song goes....I'll see you in September !