Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Save The Sweater, Save My Sanity

Okay, it doesn't have the same ring as "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World", but my sanity is pretty important to me. Recently, I was faced with the prospect of frogging two half-done sweaters. Upon further inspection I decided that I might be able to save one sweater by extending the bottom ribbing to make it more interesting. So this weekend, that is exactly what I did.


There was nothing wrong with this sweater that made me want to rip it out. No glaring errors or mistakes in gauge, it was just boring. Then I remembered a sweater I bought a couple years ago. Kind of retro with a fair isle yoke, but it had a wide band of ribbing on the bottom that made it sorta cool. So with that as inspiration I kept knitting. I'm glad I did. After trying it on in progress several times, I think I'm going to wear this sweater a lot.

In other knitting news, I'm working on a cover for my heating pad. I know that probably sounds nuts, but I just bought a new one and I can't stand the icky cheap fabric that they use to make the covers.

9 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

I did a vest last year with a deep ribbing and it is my favorite knit ever! I wear it all the time.

I also think that a heating pad cover makes perfect sense. Practical, in a color you like and probably far softer. Go for it!!

Beth said...

Your sweater looks great! I like the wide band of ribbing, too. I agree with Annie - a heating pad cover makes a lot of sense. It probably makes more sense than me wanting to knit an iPod cover. :)

Chris said...

Oh, good save!!

No, knitting a new cover doesn't sound nuts. I have about 3 different commercial covers for my old ipod shuffle and I hate all of them. Had to knit a little necklace for it - and it's perfect.

Kelly said...

The sweater looks really cute. Good thing you stuck with it.

sydney said...

One of my favorite sweaters is one with deep ribbing at the bottom and on the sleeves. A knit heating pad cover makes sense to me. it will probably be a lot more comfortable than the one that came with it.

Guinifer said...

Sometimes we know better than any pattern, don't we?

Julie said...

I like that sweater with a wide rib.
What a good idea to knit a cover for your heating pad. I have an older heating pad and the cover is missing. Perhaps, I'll knit one,too.

MRS MJW said...

eeeeew, pretty colors!!!

I'm tagging you for the "Ten Quirky Things About You".

http://knitability.spaces.live.com/

Jo said...

I love the combination of the brown and aqua in the sweater.