Reno's Always Take Longer Than You Think

I know this to be true of home reno's and now, also about renovating knits.

I thought Bottle Green would take no more than a couple of hours. Instead, with more than a couple into it over the weekend the seaming has only just begun while the new and improved collar is still very much in progress. Apparently taking care takes time.

'Case in point with the collar facing done and ready to sew down , 'seems I prefer the yarn in the ball above over the yarn already knit into the collar.

Bottle Green had so many knots standing in the way of it's dismantling though, I thought a seamless (hence knotless) top-down piece would take no more than an hour to dismantle. 'Didn't take into account shaping maneuvers throughout the yoke/shoulder sections where "north/south" knitting of the body interlocks (and I do mean locks) with east/west kitting of the sleeves.
That left me with an unravelled body stretched between and "one" with the unable-to-be-unravelled sleeves until the connection between the two was disengaged. Still not sure how that worked but it did both hold the sweater together and release the yarn from it.

So that yarn only made it into skeins after dinner last night and only with the invaluable help of my custom made skeining "machine" (The thing really works!) and that was only after working on it all day Sunday and several hours Saturday.

'Good chance these dripping-dry skeins won't be dry before tomorrow...

Bottom line though I'm happy with the results even if they're slow to come. Thanks for dropping by!


Steven said...

Isn't it amazing how what seems like straightforward knitting can get so entangled (said the guy who ripped out the gusset and heel of a sock twice this weeknd).

And those HANDS! Best thing I saw on the internet all day.

Needles said...

I love the way yarn looks after it is ripped back. That pile of kinky blue yarn makes my heart beat faster. Such a pile of possibilities!