Friday, February 8, 2013

Mending

Ok, so I don't have a "true" finish this week.  Most of my projects are long term, bit (to me) things that I am working on slowly, a little at a time.
 What I do have is my husband's sweater.  I knit this for him awhile back when I was a new knitter.  I didn't know that it was very important not to split the yarn, so I didn't really pay attention and went on my merry way.
 The result of this is that periodically those split yarns will break and cause a hole that needs to be mended.  I am not all that good at mending.  It used to scare me to have to mend a sweater, but after much google searching and you tube watching, I am fair at this skill.
 I did mend it and he is now wearing it again.
You can see that it pulls in a little, I still need more practice, but it works :o)

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10 comments:

Judy Laquidara said...

Good for you for mending. I've never tried it but know that some day I'm going to have to do it. I also didn't realize the importance of not allowing the yarn to split. Thanks for that lesson.

Beth said...

What a beautiful sweater. I love the cable designs.

katyquilts said...

I am very impressed. I don't think I would even try to mend something like that. Of course, I haven't been brave enough to tackle knitting a sweater either :).

Suzanne said...

Thank goodness for you tube tutorials! The sweater color is gorgeous.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

That is a very ambitious pattern for a sweater - holes mean that your husband likes it and wears it! I have learned so much with YouTube and over the internet. If I spent all that time knitting it - I would mend it too! Cheers! Evelyn

rewolluzza said...

I'm impressed. By the mending as well as the fact that this was an "early" project. It looks quite daunting with all those cables...

Paula said...

That's a gorgeous sweater. Good for you for fixing it so it can be worn.

Diane Wagner said...

I love the sweater. It's gorgeous and glad to hear about your mending efforts. Good job! And thanks for the tip about splitting the yarn...first time I've heard that.

NurseBrandy said...

Well... I don't know what a "yarn split" even is, but what a lucky husband you have! Looks like you did a fantastic repair job, and I bet he's sure happy.

:)

WonderWhyGal said...

Hooray for mending. I have a few items that need sewn, stitch, tweeked, etc. There really is a skill. Your fix looks great. Hopefully it will hold and you won't have to practice again for awhile.