Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

 A victory dance transpired when I pulled the LeMoyne Star quilt off the frame!
Now to cut the scalloped borders-I will use the circle template and the rotary cutter 
AFTER 
I draw the lines with an air erasable marker! 
 The finish line is close!
 There was quite a different dance when I pulled the back of the summer tank 
off the knitting machine! 
 I had been feeling that 'knitter's intuition' for quite a while telling me it was too big;
when off and laying on the floor,
 I could see that it would fit a size 44" bust but not mine.
I will say, I learned how to do all kinds of trouble-shooting during this exercise and I survived!
 I read the appropriate chapter in this new book  once again
 (it is for hand knitters but still applies for what I am doing) .
 If you want to really up your game for knitting garments that fit, invest in this book!  
You will be designing in no time or at least have a better understanding of where you need
to tweak the pattern you knit!
I made a new instruction sheet-I will be tackling the summer tank again soon!!!!
I might me on my knees but not down for the count!

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow, look at that! I'm impressed you got something that looks like a sweater. You're close!

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  2. Ooo! That book looks good!! It's going on my wish list on Amazon. I would love to design a sweater using some of the yarns I have in my stash.

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  3. That quilt is gorgeous! And, of course, the only way you can learn is to try...try, try, again. It does look nice though!

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  4. one down, one to go:) but the quilt looks gorgeous!! don't you have someone in the family, who could wear the top? I know you can frog, but I find it annoying to rip and start all over again:( wouldn't be the first project where I loose momentum, when it doesn't work out - and have an ufo in a bag somewhere for ages...

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  5. Well, the good thing about knitting is ......you can usually recover the yarn and start all over again.

    Hope the SECOND time is the charm.

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  6. Sorry about the fit but as Dee said, frogging is our friend. The quilt is sublime!

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  7. At least the time you invested in knitting the sweater on the machine is a fraction of the time it would have taken you to hand-knit it. Your second try will be successful.

    Love the quilting on your star quilt.

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  8. Win some, get off track with some, but definitely not lose, because it can all be redone! Good luck with your calculations.

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  9. Or I could just be a baby and let my mother do all of the tricky knitting for me! Lol

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