Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Defying logic in knitting

I'm resurrecting an old project tonight. It's a cabled sweater from "A Fine Fleece," that I started for the Fool in Blackwater Abbey. I think it might have been a Knitting Olympics project, which should give you some idea of the timeline. When were the last Olympics?
Anyway, I knit the whole dang thing, all the way to the neckband, when I decided it didn't have much resemblance to the actual shape of the Fool, so I stuffed it in a bag to ... uh ... magically change shape as time passed. I keep telling myself Blackwater Abbey stretches out when it gets wet and I can block this thing into shape, but I still thought I'd hide from it for a year or so.
The Fool is grumbling, though, because his Starmore is wearing out at the cuffs (because he puts it on in November and doesn't take it off until spring and has been doing this for years) and so tonight, here we go, we'll see how it goes.


Abbeysmum said...

Good to see you back, hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
Good luck with the blocking,could work, never know till you try :)

Paula in Iowa said...

Yea! You are back and still knitting. Good luck with the blocking or the reworking which ever comes first.
Few years ago I had a sweater knit clear to the neckline. Just didn't look right. Put it away to marinate. Then raveled it back to 'go' and made an afghan for my nephew and his bride. Turned out lovely! Guess the yarn wanted to be an afghan all along.
Hugs, Paula in Iowa