Friday, 2 March 2012

Unraveling Without A Scream

No no no: The cut off edges from the jacket...

- There are too many stitches on the edges of your jacket. You simply need to unravel to get it right.

The lady in my local yarn shop said out loud. There was something wrong with that jacket. I thought the clasps were too heavy - the jacket was sagging in the front. I just needed new clasps.
My weekend project...
Was I wrong? Yes!!! And in that moment I just wished I was four years old so I could throw myself on the floor and scream my lunges out. But I did not.

I kept calm, went home to find the stash yarn for the new edges and neck line. I WANTED TO PANIC AND FREAK OUT!!! NO NO NO!!!

Instead of unraveling, I simply cut the edges off with a scissor. They were sewn so good that it would take a lot of time to unravel in a calm way.

So, now I have started to pick up stitches, knit new edges with less stitches and a smaller needles. But I am calm, knitting AND NOT FREAKING OUT. NOT AT ALL. I PROMISE - OR NOT!!!Grrrrrr!!!

Here is the jacket on which I am knitting new edges and new neckline. After doing a lot of calming down I realize that I will be very pleased with a jacket that will fit better. And look better. I just hope for that.
One edge down - one to go. Oh, and I also need a new neckline...
I wish you a lovely weekend!!!

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  1. I agree, you are so brave and so talented!! Have fun ;o)

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  2. Det er sjovt, som man længe kan gå og rumle med sådan noget og så falder det pludselig på plads ved en enkelt kommentar fra nogen. Fat mod, du er jo næsten halvvejs. Så kommer den måske mere på og ud i det snigende forår ( her har vi haft 10-12 grader de sidste dage).
    Rigtig god weekend til dig.
    Kh. Dorte

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    1. Ja, Dorte det er så rigtigt. Og det er dejligt at vide at det bliver bedre. Gæt om jeg skal bruge den jakke!!!! God weekend!!

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  3. Oh dear.... but just remember this : one of the major skills you need to become a great knitter, is the willingness to unravel if necessary. I'm sure that this jacket will become a work of art & a perfect fit very much to your liking. Have a nice weekend, keep cool and knit ! many greetings, Rozemie

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    1. Thank you Rozemie - you are sooo right. And thank you for cheering me up!!

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  4. If this happened to me I would kick and scream and then lose the project at the back of the cupboard before waiting a few months to get up the courage to sort it out. I think you're extremely brave to cut into it like that!!

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    1. Thank you Fiona. Oh. we would make a great pair of screamers!!!

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  5. This would count as an oh c... moment in my book! Thank goodness it is fixable! Now, if you were a quilter, you would applique the cutoffs onto a NO quilt to make something beautiful out of it. If you send it to me, I'll do it for you. Seriously, not this month or next maybe, but it's better than to throw it away:-)

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    1. Thank you Nina Lise - what a fantastic idea. I will keep it - and I will take you up on your offer!!!

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  6. I don't think I could remain calm while taking a scissor to a knitted project. I echo the other two...you are very brave! I know you have done it before so I expect a very positive outcome. Wishing you a beautiful, successful weekend, too!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!!! Thank you for having faith in me!!!

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  7. Å fy for et arbeid!! Du er tøff du som starter opp med noe slikt, men samtidig er det jo trist med alt arbeidet som er lagt i jakken fra før av. Da fortjener den å reddes :)

    Ønsker deg en herlig fredagskveld og helg!

    Klem fra Desirée

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    1. Takk Desiree, ja jeg bare måtte. For jeg elsker den jakken - så den må gjøres brukbar. God helg!!

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  8. Vågalt å klippe på nytt, men har du sydd så skal det jo gå bra. Veldig lurt å gjøre det om igjen så den passer bedre, jakka er jo så fin. Det blir helt sikkert bra til slutt! :)

    Jeg synes det er veldig tiltak å gjøre endringer på plagg jeg anser som ferdige. Har akkurat strikket en genser lenger som har ligget her i over et halvt år.

    God helg! :)

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    1. Takk Vibeke. Ja, det er virkelig noe av det verste. Men det er blitt litt lettere når man vet at ting blir bedre av det. Jeg kastet meg over jakken for å gjøre den ferdig - ellers mister jeg motet!! God helg!!

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  9. Oh how horrible... yet, you are probably right that you'll like it better when it fits better. But there is nothing quite like (in a bad way) redoing work you've already done.

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    1. Thank you Karen - it is nice to know that others are feeling the same!!

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  10. Imponerende jakke! :-)

    Ha en fin helg!

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    1. Tusen takk Harpa!! Ha en fortsatt fin helg du også!!

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  11. Det blir sikkert bra til slutt. Utrolig nydelig jakke!! For et arbeid.

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    1. Tusen takk lavendel!! Jeg håper det..

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  12. Det blir helt sikkert fint til slutt. Enkelte ting er verdt å ta den "tunge og lange veien". Noe sier meg at det allerede ligger mye arbeid bak resten av jakken . :)

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    1. Tusen takk Helle!!! Du har helt rett - nå er jeg ferdig og det tok mye lenger tid enn jeg hadde trodd. Men det ble så mye bedre!!

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  13. Godt gået, du bliver glad for det.Jakken er så flot, så den fortjener at blive brugt.

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    1. Tak for det Madam Munch!! Jeg er bare så utrolig glad for den nu!!!

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  14. UHHHH,ja så kan jeg godt se du lige nøjagtig ved hvordan jeg havde det idag,vi må bare være glade for at vi ender med et bedre resultat :)),Den er fantastisk flot din cardigan

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    1. Tusind tak!!! Ja, det er virkelig værd at lave det om!!

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