Chartreuse Knits

Where a college student learns--and struggles with--the zen of knitting. It's the process, not the product, though the product is much more fun to wear!


Due to a slight miscalculation on our part....


Well, there weren't explosions involved, but the look of horror on my face after discovering I'd knit two extra inches onto one of my Hourglass Sweater sleeves was comparable.

See? I lined the neckline up perfectly with one of the lines on my comforter, and the difference is blatantly obvious. Though I measured after completing the sleeve, thank goodness I thought to measure again when everything seemed to be just a tad bit off. I was seriously tempted to continue merrily chugging along. However, I knew the mistake would sit and glare at me from now until eternity, and I would just toss the sweater into a box with other not-quite-right knits. And since this sweater is beautiful--the design, the color, the texture, everything--it's not-quite-right to relegate it to an unseen box. Though the time to rip it back and then re-knit it might not be just now, as I'm still a bit too peeved to work on it.

Thank goodness I'm not someone who gets loud and aggressive when angry. I just sit and fume and throw nasty looks. Which is what I'm doing to the sweater sleeve in question. But what do mine eyes find? A gorgeous little knitting bag I sewed up two days ago! With knitting needle pockets on the inside and everything!