Sunday, September 12, 2010

watch me unravel

what i spent free moments in august doing: knitting a february lady sweater for pay.


what i did in 20 minutes today: frogged it, and sang a song while i did so, just so i can re-knit it in september.

14 comments:

Renee said...

aw.
Happy re-knitting in September though. :)

Larissa said...

It's all about the process. We knit and sew and make because we love the process. And thanks for the link to the Weezer song - haven't heard it in a long time. Enjoy your week!

Hilary said...

Ack! It's amazing how quickly knitting can turn into balls of yarn. It's a shame it doesn't go the other way, too. Happy September knitting!

Ally Johnston said...

I feel for you, every frogged stitch. Good on you for singing. And it's not as if you wouldn't be knitting something. Can we ask why it had to be frogged?

sheepish one said...

thanks, ally! i'm knitting this for a friend. she selected the yarn, which i think is the reason for a really bad fit (heavy yarn = serious drape). i frogged it so i could begin again, this time at a tighter gauge, removing certain aspects of the sweater she didn't like in the first version.

Sandy said...

oh my, your patience is admirable! :)

Anonymous said...

What IS that gorgeous pumpkin-colored yarn? I ask myself every time I look at your blog, so I thought I'd ask you instead and, hopefully, get an answer!

Thanks

Jan

sheepish one said...

jan, it's elsebeth lavold angora in robin red (011).

a friend to knit with said...

oh, i am SO sorry!

stitching under oaks said...

love that color of yarn...you're so great to take the time to make it right. but aaaaccckkkk the pain of it all.

Beth said...

Oh how sad! But, it seems you have a good attitude about it. sorry you have to frog. I found you on ravelry because I was searching for others doing the February Lady. Good luck on the next go-round!

http://plumslife.blogspot.com/

t does wool said...

you say that with such nonchalance
~M...happy reknitting~

yodafatkitty said...

Read your about me thingy over there and have to say about the, 'just trying to strike a balance between hobbies and responsibilities', thing...Not sure I like that.
Just sayin'.
Lets just knit and read blogs all day, hmmmm?
:)

theknitterinpink said...

AHHHh!!!!!!!! Oh that would drive me up the wall. And I may cry too. I just had to rip back half a sock because it was too small and nearly had a conniption. This Christmas knitting is getting to me!