Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Good and the Bad

MERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you want the good news or the bad news first. I am so excited about the good news so I will tell you that first. I learned how to do 3 needle bind off :) Yeah. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.

Until DUNT,DUNT ,DUNT ,DUN, I do have an excuse I was distracted. It was so easy I wasn't paying attention. All of a sudden I was done. I tried on my sweater and here is the BAD news.

I bound off the sweater with the inside and outside facing together, Then I forgot to bind off with the outside facing so that my sweater wouldn't look like I was wearing it inside out. I did this 2 days ago and I still haven't accepted the challenge of frogging it because I am afraid of many dropped stitches. This yarn is Bernat Soft Boucle and doesn't frog well. Oh and because I was fair Isle knitting I stranded the stitches a little tight. I will need to add 2 inches in the side seam. I have put this project in time out for now. Over all by the time I finish this project I will learn some valuable information and the next time I knit a sweater I will turn the TV off when appropriate so that I am not distracted. Another comforting fact. I am sure I am not the only one that has done this. Happy knitting.


Caps said...

Oh no!! But on the bright side, the sweater looks great!

Deb said...

I think your sweater looks good! Also, you should be so proud of yourself with the 3-needle bind off. Sometimes, I just revel in the fact that I learned a new knitting technique.

Anonymous said...

You are so funny with your stories. I love reading them. You make it look so easy, maybe you can show me how to knit!