Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And the scarf goes on...

The Willoughby scarf is still on the needles, but folks we're talking really close. I've not allowed myself to knit on anything else because I want this done.

Although that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. I was going thru my sweater stash to see what would need washing and just checking the condition of my hand knits. I was quite surprised to see so many sweaters.

Do you remember this? It's the Ogee Tunic. I finished this last October and in that years time I've worn this in public twice. I don't like it. It's way to big and it grows with wear. The sleeves are bell shaped and I like bell shaped sleeves, but not when they measure 14 inches of growing fabric.

I frogged it. That sweater no longer exists and let me tell you it was a pain in the ass. I have learned that I certainly know how to weave my ends in so good they don't come undone;)

I unwound the entire sweater with the help of my niddy noddy. Then secured each skein and plopped them into a hot bath with a little sweater soap. I then let them air dry on hangers.

Now that it's dry I've started to swatch. I'm in the designer mood and I've been wanting to get this idea down on paper for some time now.

On another note, I'm signed up to teach my sock class again at Nana's Knitting Shop. If your interested toe-up two-at-a-time on Saturday afternoons let Trish know!


Laurelena said...

I totally commend you for frogging that sweater. In fact, I'm very impressed. I have a sweater with sleeves way too long, and I want to frog them and reknit them, (or at least snip, unravel a few inches and graft)but I just don't have the will. But maybe now I will do it. It's the Avalon Hoodie!! I hardly wear it because of the sleeves! There are a couple other projects that need some adjustments.... *sigh*
You're a brave woman, Kris!!!

Crafty Cripple said...

Very good idea frogging something you aren't happy with. The yarn looks lovely and it would be a shame for it to be wasted in a poor sweater choice.

Elizabeth said...

I did the same thing with a sweater that was half done and I just knew wasn't going to work. It actually feels good to have the yarn back in the stash and ready for the next adventure.

A :-) said...

Oh, Well Done!! Yes, the Ogee was too big. Can't wait to see what you're going to make with that yarn!! :-)