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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Unraveled Wednesday.

Warning, y'all - this post contains graphic evidence of actual unraveling!

Much to my dismay, I was not delighted with the finished Edie when I finally tried it on Monday afternoon. It was long. as in needs leggings long. Even my slim-legged white jeans and sandals didn't make it work. I wore it to knitting anyway, hoping the girls would change my mind. They didn't. I held out one last hope that Diane might ... but when we FaceTimed yesterday afternoon, she agreed. I could either wear the sweater with leggings or make it shorter. The sweater is meant for warm weather; wearing it with leggings seems silly. So after dinner last night, I took the plunge ... and unraveled.
That photo to the left is the one I snagged during my FaceTime with Diane - where we agreed on what the length should be. The photos to the right show my progression over several hours ... figuring out how far to rip back so my finished sweater would fall about where I wanted it (gah! this part made me mad because it took way too long ... sometimes something as easy as converting the schematic measurements to actual rows based on my blocked row gauge ... just escape me), finding the end (after I appreciated how neat the wrong side did look), actual unraveling, and the finished result - all the stitches back on the needle with locking markers ready for working the short row hem shaping this morning.

It was nearly 10pm by this point. I poured a glass of wine and went back to my happy place from the weekend.

I tackled the re-knitting this morning. The finished sweater is now drying and I'm hopeful.
That 17" matches the schematic ... we'll see what happens as it dries.

Thanks to all that, I now have just over two hours to finish Ready Player One. I am enjoying it immensely (it's not amazing, but it's very good) and look forward to finding out how it all comes together.

I hope your week hasn't included any actual unraveling - but if it has, I hope you had a good book to keep you company!

Joining in with Kat and crew.  Happy Wednesday!

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Blogger Kwizgiver said...

I love the colors of your sweater! :)

Wednesday, 09 May, 2018  
Blogger Carole said...

Even though it must have been discouraging to do that it will be worth it to have a sweater you love to wear this season!

Wednesday, 09 May, 2018  
Blogger Bonny said...

Unraveling to fix my waayy back Match & Move mistakes was painful, but I'm sure unraveling a completed sweater was even more so! It does look lovely and I hope it fits and feels as good as it looks. Glad you had Ready Player One to keep you company!

Wednesday, 09 May, 2018  
Blogger Lydia said...

Oh goodness- was there math involved with this process?! I think I need a glass of wine now!

Wednesday, 09 May, 2018  
Blogger Juliann in WA said...

Wow! That seems complicated but if you weren’t going to wear it, unraveling is probably a good answer.

Wednesday, 09 May, 2018  
Blogger Kym said...

As you know, I ended up not liking and not wearing my Edie (and ultimately I gave it away). I'm so glad you're taking the time to get it Just Right. The colors are great -- it'll be such a nice addition to your wardrobe. XO

Thursday, 10 May, 2018  
Anonymous Patty said...

You are amazing! The colors are really nice and you'll happy you put the time in!

Thursday, 10 May, 2018  
Blogger Vera said...

Oh geeze, that's a lot of unraveling. But, to make it work for you, I guess it's worth it. I do love that yarn (those flecks of color are gorgeous) and I'm betting you'll get a lot of use out of this one. A book is always good company!

Thursday, 10 May, 2018  
Blogger AsKatKnits said... I can feel the pain of that unravel all the way up here in Pittsburgh! Question... did you unravel the entire sweater??? Or did you snip, and knit down? I have a sweater that needs unraveling (a much, much, much too large Vodka Lemonade that I won't give away because it is knit with almost $300 worth of yarn!!)

Thursday, 10 May, 2018  
Blogger karen said...

I think it was a good decision, too long isn't good and wears weirdly. I frogged a shawl/scarf yesterday and restarted with a different stitch design, I'm so much happier. (I've frogged entire sweaters just because of how they fit)

Friday, 11 May, 2018  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Good for you!! I hope all your effort is worth it and you end up with a sweater you love!

Monday, 14 May, 2018  

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