Sunday, September 14, 2008
I Almost Set Fire to the Vest
See this vest? It was almost ashes, toast, set on fire. But, the practical side of me thought, hey, why not make it into a bag?
Let me go back to the catalyst to fill you in. This afternoon, I was anticipating finishing the knitting of the vest. But realized to my horror that the back of the vest was off center. Somehow, I figured, I had decreased the armholes at an uneven rate. It wasn't a complete disaster at this point, I only ripped back a few inches to the armholes and started them up again.
After the first row back, I counted on each side. It was still off. What the - ? At this point, I had visions of setting this thing on fire. I was NOT going to start over after this point. The Vikings were losing their game (quite stupidly too), so I was thoroughly frustrated and upset. I went upstairs to try to figure this out.
After measuring in a couple of places, I found, to my horror, that I had been off 1" from the very beginning. Luckily (or unluckily) I'm making the largest size so perhaps 1" may not make that much difference. What if I could eventually add a little more stitches to one side while taking them away from the other? It might work, with blocking. And did I mention that I am ABSOLUTELY NOT KNITTING THIS OVER. If this doesn't work, I'm making this into a tote bag.