I knit as a form of relaxation and this afternoon was spent knitting and frogging (if you don’t know what frogging is, its ripping the stitches out that you just knit) on my husband’s sweater.Which was anything but relaxing. I swear the thing hates me. I know somewhere out there is a sweater demon putting the jinx on this sweater. I have been trying to finish it for, get this, 8 YEARS!!! GAAAK!
Too Long!!! (push me off the plank into the ocean now please!) I knit and frog, knit and frog, knit and frog, knit and frog. To make matters even worse the pattern is wrong. The chart for the center of the sweater was wrong. I had taken it to three different local yarn shops and all of the ladies that work there had said no way will this work. I tried contacting the pattern company but, this pattern is so old there are no corrections available. So I altered the pattern and fit another cable down the middle of the front and back. Thank god for the internet. I had to find a cable to fit and one that my husband liked. It took me three months. So essentially this is a one-of-a-kind designed sweater. Shoot me, please.
Another form of relaxation for me is sewing. I had three big projects to finish for Haley before she went to college. I finished them today. A duvet cover, a jean jacket and altering a pea coat. What did my husband say when he saw me sewing instead of knitting? Nothing I want to put here. To say he was a little miffed is an understatement. I can understand where he is coming from, the dude has been waiting for this sweater for a very long time.
But, other projects beckon and whisper “work on me, ignore that demon sweater” and unfortunately I listen. Other projects you say, yep, how about I make teddy bears out of old clothes or I tat or I do counted cross stitch and most importantly I write. So lots of competition for his sweater. But, if I know which side my bread is buttered on I need to finish his sweater by Christmas or I am a toasted cheese sandwich…..
Do you have projects that simmer on the back burner? Or do you do your projects one right after another? Do you like toasted cheese sandwiches? What do you have to get done by Christmas? And it will be here faster that you know it. Just sit and think about the fact that August 1 is a week from monday….
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