Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Snakes and Skirts

Once upon a time, a skirt was cast on with some lovely tweedy worsted weight yarn.  Care was taken to check gauge, and knitting began. 

The knitter was all snuggled into the corner of the couch with dear hubby on one side and kitties on the other.  A movie was playing through the DVD player...a sweetly romantic tearjerker of a movie that said knitter had been wanting to see for a long time.  She knit and counted, knit some more, counted some more rows, sniffled a bit when it looked as if the two soulmates were going to be torn apart, never to find each other through the mailbox and lake house that allowed them to communicate. 

The movie ended in just the right manner.  Too bad the waistband of the tweedy skirt did not.  Imagine the poor knitter's surprise when she completed the three needle bind off and was ready to start the front section of the skirt, but...oh no...oh dear...her worst fears were realized.  The dreaded twisted join!  What should have been a perfect circle to cinch her waist, was actually a mobius. 

Do over!



This time, no twist, but it looks a lot like a snake with a compound fracture of itself in this high quality photo.  (Camera is still kaput (as evidenced by the phone photos) and while it has had issues since the end of December, I have not had time to take it in until now.  The catch at this point being that the camera shop of my choice just happens to be exceptionally close to a stadium/downtown in a place that is currently overrun with sports fanatics until after some big thing on Sunday.  I'll just wait another week, thank you very much!)

What is it supposed to eventually be?  The Simple Straight Skirt by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

What does the yarn reeeeeaalllly look like?  Plymouth's Encore Tweed in Colorway T217

I'm sort of a lot afraid of snakes...and twisted skirt waistbands. 

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11 comments:

  1. haha oohhh i don't meant to laugh at your horror story. but i have definitely had the "distracted by movie= realize terrible mistake" situation occur. It looks like it will be a beautiful FO.

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    1. Amazing how much better it's going now without the movie and a twist. Now I'm just distracted by the Hexipuff craze!

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  2. Too funny! At least the movie was enjoyable. Is this the one with Richard Gere?

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    1. It was The Lake House with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. Tried watching it a few years ago but it didn't capture me then. I really enjoyed it, but hubby and I luuuurve all movies with soulmate/destined love themes. He will cry every time!

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  3. Yikes, sorry that The Lake House sabotaged your first cast-on! I hope that you and the skirt will be better friends this time around. And I'll admit, I kind of love the snake-band photo---it really does look awesomely snakey! :D

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    1. It is going much better now. Too bad puffs have distracted me!

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  4. Hello, and thank you for stopping by! I just followed you on Pinterest. I would love to learn to knit. I NEED to know how, I'm a Grandma, now!
    xo, Cheryl

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    1. You should definitely go see the girls at In a Yarn Basket...they would love to help you become a knitter/fiber fanatic!

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  5. You mean you weren't at the BIG game? Good luck with your camera. We have a great shop right in our downtown area just minutes from me.

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  6. lol, I broke down and took it to my second choice store just south of Indy. Appears that there is something wrong with the lens. It has been sent in for repairs that will take 4 to 6 weeks. Expensive repair, but less (not by much) than replacing the lens. In the meantime, I am bribing my son to let me use his camera.

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