Monday, August 27, 2007

This is the project that never ends.

I got all excited when I finished the sleeves on my husband's Tomten. Surely I was almost done. I even bumped up my Ravelry WIP status to 90%.

And then he tried it on, and the sleeves were way too long. (So much for my math.) So I shortened them, and now they're just a tad too short.

Knitting the afterthought pockets took longer than I expected, but at least they turned out well.

And then I was down to the button bands. I planned on making them as wide as the arm bands, so I ripped the neck back a little to make room for a wide border. And then I started knitting and decided a narrow border would not only decrease my chances of running out of yarn, it would look better, too. But now I need to raise the neck back to where it was, and to do that, I have to take off the button band.

This last 10% is trying to kill me.

Tomten 90%

Socks are so tempting right now.


Kelley said...

That can be so frustrating when you have to tweak a project! But remember, it will all be for the best in the end.

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sophanne said...

Hang in there- your on the home stretch. Show the Tomten who's boss! (someone-maybe you?- wrote that about my own troubles with Tangled Yoke- HA I just accidentally mistyped and it said "Tangled Web")

Anonymous said...

That percentage bar is getting the best of me too. It is always those last little steps, those that involve the least actual knitting, that seem to go on forever...

margene said...

It's fabulous and will be worth the time you put in.