There she sits.
…but I am okay with it…
It was a whole number of things that contributed to the fact that the sweater is not done – and won’t be done by the time I leave for Vancouver. The snow was both a blessing and a curse. It gave me five days to sit in the house (with occasional “snow shoveling” breaks), watch movies, and work on her. But, when I ran out of the main color of yarn for the collar and the top colorwork section, it also prevented me from going to the yarn shop to pick up another ball. And time constraints prevent me from going there now and spending another day working on it…
The knitting was a joy – but the finishing is not. I have attempted to seam her up three times – shoulders and sleeves into armholes – and each time, I am not happy with the results. So, I ripped back. I think I need to do one of two things: rip back to the point where I made the first mistake (stockinette and all) and just start over from there – OR steek about 2 more inches so that the armholes have more space and don’t bunch up like a trash bag. It’s a drop shoulder construction, so that automatically changes things – it’s hard to get it to lay right on my shoulders.
So, maybe I ran out of steam as well as running out of yarn. Maybe we both need a little break from each other. Maybe she needs a vacation too.
Yeah, I am a little disappointed, but I also realize that it is not the end of the world, nor the end of the sweater. I don’t want to do a shoddy job in finishing – cutting corners and leaving out parts of the chart – just to have it finished before the trip.
There you have it. I am at peace about it. It does help knowing that at least one part of my goal was completed with Kris’s sweater turning out so well – much better than I expected. And I will just finish this one sometime in the future…
Did you watch the Opening Ceremonies? I was just amazed. It was so beautiful and so well-done. I loved the tributes to each part of the country and the cultures therein, and I thought the tragic death of the Georgian athlete was handled well during the ceremony (although the media really needs to stop showing the accident footage).
I know many of you were watching and casting on for your Olympics/Ravelympics projects.
Which part was your favorite? I almost have too many to name – but the First Nations’ welcome, the orcas, the fiddlers, and the Rocky Mountain aerialists come to mind. It was beautiful! YAY CANADA
…Can’t wait to get up there and join the festivities!
See you on the flip side!!