a life of fibre

Oh my!

You may remember that I was lucky enough to win the giveaway by The Skep Knitting and Quilting Shop last year and I duly toddled along to see what goodies I could find. There was a pair of wrist warmers on display in a lovely deep purple Debbie Bliss wool and I was smitten. The wool came with a free pattern called wandering cables so I was all set to go.

It’s a really easy pattern and as I decided to have them shorter it wasn’t very long before they were finished. With excitement I stitched them together with my newly learnt mattress stitch which gives an excellent join. I put them on and then oh no, realised that as I’d given the top and bottom of the wrist warmers different size ribs I’d actually sewed one up wrong.

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It was no good I couldn’t live with it, I got out my scissors and snipped at the join, oh drat, I cut through one of the stitches not just the seam and it began to unravel. My rescue skills aren’t great so I went for completely unpicking it and starting again.

This left me somewhat disheartened and the project languished. In the spirit of finishing things I eventually picked it up again and soon had a brand new wrist warmer. I checked and double checked where to put my thumb hole and was pleased as punch when it was done.

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I tried them on, bugger! I’d forgotten that I’d done the first set on 5mm needles and so had done the second one on 6mm – it’s too sloppy – wail!!!!  Perhaps I can live with it I tell myself, but you know what I don’t think I can 🙁

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4 Responses to “Oh my!”

  1. Deborah says:

    Oh dear what a tortuous journey! Perhaps you could re-sew the sloppy one (without unravelling it!) and make a bigger seam to pull it in a bit!!?? They do look lovely and cosy though. You are not alone in these disasters. I turned a pair of trousers up before Christmas and when I’d finished I had the new hem turned up onto the outside on one leg!! You’re right I couldn’t live with that, so the air turned blue and I redid it!

  2. hawthorn says:

    Third time lucky? They do look lovely though – you won’t be happy til they are right 🙂
    My waistcoat that I am knitting is in ‘three pieces’ – one back and two fronts – agreed? So in theory, three pieces to knit. I am at present knitting a front panel for the third time….. So already I’ve knitted 5 pieces…

  3. angela says:

    Glad to know I’m not alone

  4. angela says:

    What a good idea Deborah, whay didn’t I think of that!

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