Friday, January 13, 2012

There's nothing like starting over

Remember that sweater that I was knitting for my husband?  Well ... I've had to start over.  Completely. From. Scratch.  Essentially, even though I begged and pleaded for him to try it on before I got too far along, he kept saying, "Nah, it'll be fine, just keep going."  Over the holidays I got up past the armholes and MADE him try it on.  Know what he said?  "Um, I'd like it a little bigger."  GAH!  So instead of frogging what I had, I just cut the yarn and started over.  This time I am using slightly bigger needles and knitting the next size up.  That should give him PLENTY of ease since he's a guy that fully believes in layering (it's not uncommon for him to wear like 4 shirts at a time!).  I'm making decent progress, though, even though I may not be completely finished by the end of the month.  With a vacation day today and a holiday on Monday, I foresee plenty of quality knitting time in my very near future!

1 comment:

  1. what a thoughtful and loving wife you are!! I'm sure he'll appreciate your extra effort on his behalf. I'm just getting ready to start two smaller projects, finger-less mitts and a baby shrug. I finished 3 other small UFO's, hats & dishcloth last week so I needed to get something else going. I still have a sweater for me and a shawlette waiting for more attention. Hope you had great holidays, we did.


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