Monday, September 22, 2008

Rippit--Rippit

This is what five inches of garter stitch ribbing looks like after you rip it out because you realize that you should probably have measured the length of the sweater before starting the five inches of garter stitch ribbing. Had you measured instead of eye-balling it, you would have realized you had knitted the stockinette part of the body two inches longer than it needed to be. That's a 100 gram skein of yarn there, folks. And it's a bloody good thing I like to knit, because now I get to knit five inches of garter stitch trim. Again. &$*!

11 comments:

sophanne said...

look! free yarn! ...sort of...

Tracy said...

Ouch! This sense of fearless eyeballing must be contagious. I've knit,rip,knit,rip,knit, the sleeves of my latest sweaer yesterday and today......I HATE knitting sleeves!!!

Fibra Artysta said...

You need to build a shrine to this sweater when it is done. But I get the feeling you really enjoy the challenge! :)

kmkat said...

Well, you know what EZ said about ripping and reknitting. I won't bore you by quoting it. Enjoy!

lilibethsgarden said...

Oh you poor thing!! I hope this sweater is all it's meant to be when you're done putting so much sweat into it!

Stephanie said...

You have some determination. I usually need some time away from the project after I rip. Power to you!

Kim said...

At least it's not 600 inches of lace trim!

MelissaKnits said...

Just think of that! Five whole inches of gs to re-knit. Why, it's like Christmas all over, right?!

Jean said...

I've just discovered your blog, such a delightful sense of humor. This should be fun. I will be sure to check your blog regularly. It seems like I frog alot, but its worth it in the end.

Andrea said...

Oh no, reknitting THAT part of the sweater... oh no...

Good for you on restartin! The discipline!

Karen said...

Yikes. That's a big ball of unknitting there! It's the yarns fault...it's always the yarns fault!