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!