Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yarn Along- tying up loose ends

Many months ago, I started making a cute little purse for myself. The knitting was easy and was done quickly. But then, it had a fabric lining to make and sew in. I put the project away for fear of the difficulty that it seemed to present. This week, I pulled it back out and do you know, as it so often happens, the fear was unfounded. It turned out so cute, I think.






My courage bolstered by the success of the purse, I decided to try and fix that crazy neck on the sweater I had made for Peter. After all, it is sweater weather now. I threaded some waste yarn into the first row of the neck and ripped back. I then took the advice of other people who had made this sweater and did a decrease row and then did 5 rows of 1x1 ribbing instead of following the pattern. It is so much better and really did not take that long to complete.

The before pic. The neck was way too big.

ripped back and ready to try again

much better


I am still reading C S Lewis' 'The Screwtape Letters'.

Joining Ginny as usual.

11 comments:

  1. cute sweater and love the two colors paired together. The purse is lovely and I think it's nice you lined it with contrasting fabric. Makes it so sturdy to put things inside!!

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  2. Fabulous neck repair - it looks perfect now!

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    1. Thanks! I took a big step out of my comfort zone to try and rip back a finished project.

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  3. Amazing work, Jenny - as always! Can't believe how grown up Peter looks - what a handsome little man!

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    1. Thanks, Rebekah! Boy do we sure miss you all. I need to see more pics of your kids who are no doubt growing up just as fast as Peter!

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  4. Your purse came out great! I love the lining. What detail...

    Great sweater. Those colors work well together.

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  5. Great job on both projects. I don't think I could have done that to the collar. You are good, girl!

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    1. I bet you could do that to the collar. Once I got over the fear of ripping back, it was actually so easy!

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  6. PS How DID you make that sweater two-tone? Is it a top down?

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    1. It is not top down. The pattern is on Ravelry and is called Candlestick. You start at the bottom and actually do the finishing as you knit. It is pretty neat actually. The sleeves are separate and you join them with a mattress stitch. I admit I was nervous about that part, but it really came out good.

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  7. Great sweater fix. I think I would have gotten discouraged. Love the purse too.

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