06 June, 2006

So close

(I have been told that some of my pictures are not showing up in Safari and Firefox. I am sorry, I don't really know how to fix that at the moment...)

C'est la vie! I was going to have this finished this week for sure! Absolutely one hundred percent finished. Absolutely for sure. But now I have decided it is a little too long and I will shorten it by an inch or so. The neck shaping has to be redone, so that means all of the green part will be ripped.




It's my own fault for straying from the pattern. Originally the neck shaping was to start a little sooner, I just thought it would look better this way.



None of this will happen before the weekend, though. It's so hard to put it down, because I am very eager to finish. I am not letting myself work on anything else before then.


Gracie is wondering if she can help.

14 comments:

  1. OH the pain, oh the wringing of hands, ok a little dramatic, bummer you have to rip back, BUT wonderful that she looks so beautiful. I love the neck pattern being the pattern for the whole sleeves, and I love the purply-brown on the bottom ribbing.

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  2. omg hege, when you knit, you knit sooo fast! i would never be able to finish this fairisle like you would. so beautiful! hurry up and seam them up. i can't wait to see it.

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  3. awww, cute doggies!

    too bad about the ripping but the sweater is definitely worth it.

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  4. Rip? All those beautiful fair isle? Rip? Even though it was not me who did the knitting ... I felt like crying! But you knit so fast ... I'm sure the sweater body would be back up in no time! Next would be the steeking, I guess! ::gasp::

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  5. I'm totally stunned, really, this must be one of the most beautiful sweaters I've ever seen - not exaggerating. What a lot of work this fair isle must have been - how long did you spend with it, altogether? And yep, I would also feel like crying if I had to rip the neck part, but that's a knitters' life I'm afraid - we make little mistakes and then we have to pay the price for it. But with the speed with which you're knitting I suppose it won't take long till you've done the neckline again - good luck with it! I love lil' Gracie, by the way! :)

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  6. It's looking fantastic already! I hope it'll work out as you've wished for.

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  7. I'm going to join in on the wringing of hands over the ripping. Such beautiful work...it's so unfortunate that the green portion doesn't work out with the neckline. I hope all proceeds smoothly from there though. This is a truly spectacular sweater. Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

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  8. oh my god. It is so beautiful. I love the pattern and love to see it seam up soon:)

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  9. Your fairisle technique is impeccable! Now I know why you gave such good tips on my blog. :)

    The Vintage Knits book I have is by Sarah Dallas.

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  10. That to me looks like a GREYHOUND checking out some knitted work! Go Gracie :)

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  11. WOW! That sweater is amazing.
    can't wait to see it finished.

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  12. The sweater is beautiful! I also love the Peer Gynt sweater.

    Gracie is such a doll. Please give her a kiss from me!

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  13. Oh my! That is beautiful!
    I envy your work...would have gone batty myself!

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  14. I am amazed and awed by your knitting. Absolutely stunning. Great blog! I'll be back!

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