Wednesday, December 24

Round and Round on my Sweater

I started my Louisa Harding sweater as the pattern suggested, but after several hours, I realized that I would be doing the fair isle pattern by knitting back and forth, rather than in the round. I decided to continue with the pattern, even though the first row of fair isle was a purl row.
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Several hours later, I pulled out 8" of work because that first purled fair isle row was completely off gauge. I was extremely irritated, and my husband sweetly suggested that I stop on the sweater and wait until I can go to Philadelphia again to have Lisa, Marissa, or Wendy help me.
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What a fabulous excuse to go to Philadelphia! But, unfortunately, short of putting Wendy in a locked room with the pattern and no food or water, I would return to Hoboken with no greater likelihood of finishing the sweater. I'm realistic. I know that a minimum of 10 hours of practice is my only option. ...Unless...
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Unless, I re-write the pattern in the round, which I promptly did.
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Now, we'll see how well I progress as I attempt my first re-contrived pattern.
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3 comments:

Lisa said...

Look at you go, girl!!! Fairisle and rewriting a pattern, our little Minders is all grown-up ;)

Love you! Merry Christmas!

Mindy said...

Ahh shucks! ((Blushing)) You're too sweet. I couldn't have done it without you!

Regina said...

Ahhh... the old attach your knitting to a ball winder and proceed backwards. Glad to hear you get tough and not cry AND rewrite the pattern and go again! That's are tough Mindy we all know and love! I can't wait to see it all knit up! :D