Friday, November 11, 2005

So You Think YOU'RE Anal?

I finally finished the sweater I had been working on for Geof the other night. It looked really great lying on the floor. When I put it on Geof, however, I didn't like it at all. The neck shaping was off, and the arms made the sweater look like it was made for a gorilla (they were too long in proportion to the body). So what did I do? Did I decide to leave well enough alone? Of course not!! I took the whole thing apart! Now it is back to it's original 4 separate pieces. I'm going to frog the sleeves and make them shorter and add some decreases around the neck so that it's not too big. I think it would have been fine if I had left it as-is, but it wasn't perfect and I knew it would have driven me batty. Oh well. I was really looking forward to being finished with the sweater so that I could move on to something else. The sweater is done in one color, and my eyes get bored with that.

My next project shouldn't take long. All the work has been done for me already!! Over on Crochetville, Mrs. Hooker offered up 58 6" granny squares. SCORE!! I put my name in the pot and they arrived on my doorstep last week. Here's the pic she had posted...

They will become a nice little blanket for Geof. Aren't they pretty? I'm going study the squares and write down the pattern 'cause I think it's purdyful. Thanks again, Amy, you rock! Check out her blog, she's a riot!

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Blogger Jen said...

I used to throw stuff away when it wasn't perfect, it just seemed too daunting to fix it. Then I realized it was an awful lot of work to just toss, so I started "frogging" things when they weren't up to my standards. It's still daunting, but I end up with an actual product when I'm done :-)

I love those squares! Congratulations!

11/11/2005 12:44 PM  
Blogger Hunny said...

Hey! Just wanted to give you the address to my new blog. Hooks on fire is now at
and is known now as On Hooks and Needles.

11/19/2005 2:15 PM  
Blogger Juli said...

I hope your sweater fixing goes well! I'm just now making my first sweater vest....and I'm crossing my fingers that I don't have to tweek it any once it's together.

The squares are pretty!!! They'll make a great afghan! :)

11/22/2005 7:18 AM  
Blogger thordora said...

When I make granny squares, the "suck in" at the sides. Any thoughts if it's a blocking issue, or a too tight crochet issue.

It's drives me nuts to see all these nice squares!

12/29/2005 3:34 PM  

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