Thursday, August 20, 2009

Real Quick

Hey guys, quick sweater update today.

A couple of days ago I finished the second sleeve of Franklin, knitting it (intentionally) a couple inches longer than the first, then I ripped back the top of the first and re-knit that.  I've also finished all the seaming and knit the collar onto the sweater.  I then had my brother try it on... it's way too tight in the shoulders!  He may be tall and super lanky, but I guess he still has really broad shoulders.  I'm not sure if there's anything I can do about that at this point other than blocking.  Of course I was stretching the seam to see how much I would be able to block it and I felt something snap, so I'm going to have to go find that broken strand and repair it.  I would expect nothing less from my sometimes mind-boggling intelligence...

Anyway, that was a few days ago.  I was on such a roll with the sweater, but now that I know it's not the super perfect sweater I was hoping for, I sort of... well... stopped.  Although the sweater fits him all the way around, as soon as you get to the point with his wide shoulders, he can't pull it closed.  I have to knit a tiny border up the fronts anyway, so I figured I'd just make that a bit wider than called for before I sew in the zipper.

While Franklin and I were taking a break, I met up with my long-lost friend Delain, remember him?  I sort of gave him the cold shoulder once Franklin came around, but he allowed me to come back.  I knit a bit of the front, a few rows past the armhole decreases and the split for the neckline.  Did I mention that this sweater has a deep neckline?  Yeah, he has everything.  (Oh, just you wait...)

It's another lazy, rainy day here in the Cities.  I love it, but it didn't make for very good pictures, sorry.  Did you guys hear that we had a tornado in Downtown Minneapolis yesterday?!  It touched down right smack dab in the middle of the freeway and then proceeded to attack the Convention Center.  Crazy.


  1. Oh no!

    I'm so sorry that the sweater is giving you troubles at this late point. Can we blame your brother and his shoulders?

    Fingers crossed. I'm sure you can make it work.

  2. So sorry about Franklin. I have the utmost faith in your mind-boggling intelligence and ability to fix him just right. :-)

    Delain has pockets too? You're brave.

  3. That was *so* sweet of Delain to take you back after you were unceremoniously denied by Franklin. What a guy...

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Franklin! That stinks. I hope you manage to salvage the project with out too much head ache.

  5. Aha! I'm glad Dave let us all know that those gaping holes in your sweater are pockets, not armholes. I just thought the top half of the sweater was reeeeeeally long!

  6. Ooooh, I hope that you're able to find the snap. I've done the same ting once, you're not alone. I think both are going to look great when they're done.

    We had a tornado out here once (Upstate NY) that turned a house on it's foundation a few degrees, just like you would a Rubik's cube. It was wild to see.

  7. Sigh. That's too bad. Hopefully you'll figure something out that will be workable.

    Glad you are safe from that crazy weather in your neck of the woods yesterday!

  8. Oh! Too bad about the shoulders. I know that feeling of lost motivation/interest once a project starts to go wrong...

    Delain looks great, he must be appreciating the attention!

  9. Hey, you have a HS diploma now, you can do ANYTHING! ;op~

  10. Sorry to hear Franklin doesn't want to cooperate... I'm sure you can make it work, though. A slightly wider band might work well..

    Delain is looking great!! I love that color.