Thursday, July 06, 2006
It's a roll neck...
I was beginning to think I wasn't supposed to make this sweater. I had a hard time getting gauge to begin with. Then the jogs for the stripes are right in the middle of the chest until you start the body. And then, worst of all, last night after I tucked in the last of the tails, my daughter tries it on and says, " Mom, I need help getting it off." Now, she doesn't have a freakishly large head, but it has always measured in the 95th% on the growth chart. after we get it over her head, she informs me she heard and few snaps and pops. One would think that would be my clue to do a little investigating... but not me. I take that sweater and throw in the wash for a good soak. I wish I had thought to take a picture of what I pulled out of the washing machine, but I think I was in shock. The neck was unraveling... I have NEVER had this happen before. So I took that wet sweater out of the wash and undid that neck and threw it back in to finish the gentle cycle. This morning, after it was completely dry, I reknit the neck, (making it a little looser this time) and it fits fine. No problem getting it over the head this time. Finished just in time for the class that begins tonight.
I haven't worked too much on the shawl I mentioned in an earlier post, but Baby Albert is coming along nicely. Still hope to have that done soon, as it is a very quick knit. Now I need to run to the grocery so I can feed my family for the next week or so ... I hate going to the grocery store!