Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Did I say "February" first??

So I bet you're wondering how I did with that February first deadline.

yeah, see... here's the thing...

I got all the pieces done, seamed during the day on Saturday, and knit both cuffs. I was terribly proud of myself and decided to try it on The Mister before going ahead with the collar and the hem.


I may have overestimated the length of his arms just a wee bit. :-( I've got about 3" too much. And there's no way to fix it without completely frogging both arms since the entrelac bit is knit in one direction and the rest of the arm in the other. And the built-in seaming. So I stood there, staring in disbelief at these horrible gorilla arms on this giant time-suck of a sweater. Unfortunately, I have a glass face - whatever I'm thinking tends to telegraph instantly - The Mister took one look at me and began the most endearing verbal contortions to convince me that not only were the arms not too long, they were completely perfect.


It took him a good half a day to talk me down from throwing the whole thing into Time Out, but he eventually succeeded and I carried on valiantly, picking up stitches and knitting the collar. I even used a kitchener bind off on all the ribbing. It looks a treat... as long as you don't hold it up and see those huge, dangly arms.

Now, I'm pretty sure that with the addition of the 4" of hem ribbing he wants (?!) it won't look half as bad, and he's convinced me that he really does like the arms extra long after spending his whole life wearing unintentionally 3/4 length sleeves, so I'm going to put on my rose colored glasses and carry on like nothing's wrong.

Even though I know in my knitterly heart that it is.

Such is love, eh? <3

The good news is that I started on the second of his American in China socks and I'm halfway up the foot. Yes, I may actually knit a pair of socks.

I know, right? ;-)


Anonymous said...

wow wee! Am i reading LINDA"S blog? a whole pair of socks?
we might have to plan a drinkie to celebrate

annie said...

did i ever tell you that i very rarely knit a PAIR of socks? only if they are for someone else, or they are super duper easy/fast.

that's quite a good man you have there.. clearly he is almost THE VERY BEST ONE. a close second. ;)


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