Stitch With It

I have had, like, the most productive day of life today. For the past week, I have been diligently knitting a sweater, just a basic Stockinette stitch pull-over, but today finally came to terms with the fact that my size ‘medium’ sweater had somehow morphed into a 1x Large. Not cool. The middle was going to be about double the size. So, having almost finished the back of the sweater, I took it ALL OUT! Thats right, all of those rows!! 97 stitches PER ROW. It took me 23 minutes…I made a video so in case I come to my senses later, I can only blame myself, and have proof.

The sweater was/will-be-again a color LionBrand calls ‘Violet’, but which is no where near close. I would call it a deep, periwinkle blue-y-purple-y color, a name fit for Crayola.

I can barely feel my hands, they are so tired from pulling out yarn. I am still grieving over my exsweater.  It  is/was a project I was working on for my Textiles course through SIDES. We (Lisa, my EA and I) just finished making a fuzzy felted pillow! It is beautiful! Next we are going to work on a skirt…I think it will be just beautiful!

2 Comments on Stitch With It

  1. raven
    February 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm


    Sorry to hear you had to frog (the technical term for pulling out your knitting like that) your sweater. It can be such a sad thing to do. But that’s one of the things I love most about knitting; if what you are making offends you, you can take it out and start again. It’s like it has a magic undo button built right in. I wish Lyme was like that.

    If you need any knitting support or company, feel free to get in touch.

    Happy crafting.

  2. Jennifer
    February 22, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Sorry to hear… I’m currently coming to terms that my 10-year afghan (yes, I’ve been knitting squares slowly over the last 10 years)is going to look terrible when I put all the squares together. How can one follow a pattern and yet the squares turn out all different sizes?! I blame the pattern and will embrace its lumpiness if and when I finally get it together!

    Love Ya Cuz!


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