Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Good Thing I'm All About The Process

Remember this?



Ariann from Chicknits

Well, now it looks like this:

I was almost done! I'd finished 2 out of 3 stages of the raglan decreases and had started trying it on for size when I discovered something wrong with the sleeves. Both of them. I won't go into it just because it's not that exciting but it was something that would have bothered me if I'd kept it as is. And if it had bugged me, I'd probably not have worn the sweater very much. Which would just be silly. In the meantime, there were some smaller issues with the body that while not perfect, I could live with them. But since I was going to frog the shoulders and sleeves, well what the hell, might as well re-do the whole thing. Because even though it fit correctly, I decided I want it to be a little more of a jacket than a sweater, which means I need more ease.

So out came the ball winder, and 15 minutes later, Ariann was turned back into a pile of balls (back atcha, Donna).

I'm kind of surprised with myself; I'm not upset about it or discouraged. I think I would be if I'd finished it and tried to live with the things I didn't like. But I'm fine. I'm going to cast on again tonight, and make something I'll be proud to wear instead.

Good grief, am I actually acting mature?

11 comments:

tiggerr said...

You might be feeling mature but that hurt looking at it.

Kathy in San Jose said...

Ouch! And it looked so good when I saw it the other day!

Oh well, you get the joy of knitting the wonderful yarn again, right?

jessie said...

So what's the next pattern? I have a couple of cardigans I found on Ravelry (pretty plain ones) I wish I could get going on.

You seem to have survived the frogging without too much trauma. :-)

Margene said...

Good for you! Now you can make something wonderful with the yarn.

Toni said...

OOOOOO! Say it isn't so!!!!!!!! Would you really want to leave the rest of us behind?????

:)

Alison said...

Wow! I can almost never do that...need to leave the failed project to marinate for a while before ripping. Is it maturity or bravery? I look forward to seeing the new and improved garment.

~Donna~ said...

Yay balls!!!!

Lisa said...

You are a better woman than me! I would have learned to live with it depending on how bad it was.

Big Alice said...

Ugh, I'm sorry. But I know what you mean about things bugging you so you wouldn't ever wear the sweater. I think I would probably curse more than you at it, though. :)

AlisonH said...

Did you hear that small gasp? At the pictures. Ouch. Me, I'm good at frogging right away, because I've learned I have to or it dies in oblivion in the closet. Starting right away again, I'm not so good at. Go Rachel!

Mrs.Q said...

Could indeed be "maturity." Could also be "shock." Which would be the case if it were me. Ouch! Darned frogs!