Saturday, 19 July 2008

Don't you hate it

when you finish a garment and you just know something is not quite right. That's what happened to me with the Cocoon. Here it is blocking:



I knew as I was blocking it that my cast off was too tight and that it just wouldn't sit right. But being human, I hoped against hope that blocking would cure all. Of course it didn't. The moment you put the vest on the front corners curl up and the neck doesn't sit right. So, to solve the problem I will have to re-do the edging. I'll use a larger needle and try a different cast-off that will be much looser.

Because a friend asked me to knit her this vest I will have to make the changes sometime soon. If it were mine I would toss it aside for a bit before fixing it (maybe next year sometime!).

Instead I will first finish my Swirly Girl socks. I've started to turn the heels so it should be done this week.



And then I'll get back to the Cocoon ..... sigh...

2 comments:

T. said...

Yuck. I would hate to have to go back to it too...

val said...

this is why i couldnt knit shawls or a lacey vest :) i hate blocking anything! - but its beautiful and im sure your friend will love it too when its fixed ;)