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.

11 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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.

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