Friday, May 22, 2009

Ch-ch-ch-changes....

There are things going on here at the moment that make me realise I really don't like change. I say I'm ok with it, and I deal with as necessary, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. So it's official - I don't like change.

I also don't like it when I spend hours lovingly knitting something, ripping things out because they aren't "perfect" and re-doing them so that they are at least better than before, only to discover that it.doesn't.fit. Even though I followed the pattern correctly and I am getting gauge. The problem would be with a vest I'm knitting for M. So close to finishing it - have only to seam the sides and do the arm bands, and he could be wearing it. And I could be showing it off on here. But. It does not fit over his head :( I followed the instructions correctly. I've been back over them and redone in my head what I did. It looks lovely. Nice and neat and just like a V-neck vest should look. Only it does not fit over his head. The other major dilemma with this is that I'm knitting the same vest for L. And I'm afraid that we'll have the same issues with his. I've been so traumatised by this, that I've dealt with it in the most appropriate way possible. I cast on a completely new project and having been pretending like it never happened. Isn't that what you do when faced with this kind of knitting "challenge"?

I've also ripped out my Dream in Colour shrug. It was painful. But I could not leave that beautiful, beautiful yarn languishing in an unwearable garment. I hope that it will become something else for me very soon. As soon as I get enough motivation to swatch for it. The yarn cakes are sitting here staring at me so I should pay them some attention soon.

*Sigh* So no photos as yet of anything remotely interesting. Many apologies. But I am trying to channel the stress that I'm feeling right now into something other than completely freaking out about things, so I have been plugging away hard at some knitting. There should be something of interest to show soon I hope.

4 comments:

Sam said...

I really can relate to the not liking change thing, but in my experience, forced change often brings new and good things! I hope it works out that way for you too Kim.

Kris said...

((hugs)) vests are really hard I find. I made one last winter for A and it's still sitting in a yarn container as it didn't fit over his head.

I have just made him a Milo vest (by Tikki) and I love how big and stretchy the head hole is on that one.

Sorry you had to rip your shrug, it looked so beautiful in the photo so I hope you can find something for the yarn.

Bec said...

I'm with you - change scares me. I'm just coming out of a bad-knitting-funk and it feels so good to be out the other side. Hang in there!!
Where did you buy the shrug pattern from? I've looked at it a few times but haven't been able to find an oz supplier.

Stitch Sista said...

You know my mum had this exact same problem when knitting a vest for F. I had to redo the neck for her...I just added a bunch of stitches when picking up for the band.

I wonder if it's the same pattern!

Hope whatever is stressful stops being so soon!