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June 18, 2010

From Susan — I Think I’ve Recovered!

Filed under: Alexandria — lv2knit @ 8:46 am

Thank you, dear readers, for being so gentle with me.  Jean-Marie, Nancy, and Connie each received the pattern as a gift via Ravelry (I love Ravelry!). 

As for the sweater, I had started to rip it out, got angry and bored, and threw it down in a fit of pique.  That is the good news.  I had only ripped out about 5 inches.  The reason I was ripping it out is because I had attempted to “move” the faux seam to what I thought was the correct position and had laddered down several sts.  It did not work.  At all.  That is also the good news — if it HAD worked, the sts would now be in the wrong place!  

But, I was able to re-ladder the sts into their original positions…they will never look quite as good as they did before, but the sweater is salvageable — yay!

So, now I am back in business and all is right with the world.  🙂


  1. Hey Susan
    What a great fix. I slap my forehead and say, of course… drop the stitch down and turn. Great. Too bad about the five inches.

    Say, how did you fix your pictures? Remember they were not the same when you got your new camera. They are great now, as usual.

    Comment by Louise T — June 18, 2010 @ 10:54 am

  2. It may look fine after washing and blocking, and at least it’s at the side and not right in the middle of the front or back. Glad you were able to salvage it – and I think it’s going to be awesome in white!

    Comment by Cheryl S. — June 18, 2010 @ 11:38 am

  3. Whew. I thought you had frogged the whole thing. It will be a much happier knit now. And so will you. Lookin’ awesome so far.

    Comment by 2muchfun — June 18, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

  4. you are fantastic, Susan. Not everyone would have handled this ‘mistake’ the way you did. Big hugs.

    Comment by Luisa — June 18, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

  5. You know you’re going to love the finished sweater all that much more for the trauma you’ve experienced in the knitting of it and your brave response.

    Comment by twinsetellen — June 19, 2010 @ 1:02 am

  6. That is a relief! We all know the trauma of a ripping gone wrong!

    Comment by Eryka Jackson — June 19, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

  7. Read the previous post – hard to keep in mind how public the internet is when it often feels so cozy. Glad all is well in sweater-land!

    Comment by knittingoutloud — June 21, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

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