Friday, November 10, 2006

Remember the Fisherlad Gansey? Yes? Well, the other day I pulled it out of Gus's backpack and beheld this:

You know in cartoons when someone sees something scary and their eyes pop out of their head? Okay, now imagine me pulling that sweater out and seeing the gigantic hole in the sleeve. Now imagine me as a cartoon character and imagine my eyes literally flying out of my head.

Who knows how this happened. Perhaps the combination of lively 6-yr-old boy, handknit sweater, and backpack with zippers and all sorts of other metallic catch-y type things is too fraught with danger. What's important is that, praise Jesus, these sleeves were knit from the top down. Hallelujah! That means that all I had to do was cut off the sleeve just about the hole, like so:

And then I put the stitches back on the needle and knitted the cuff back down again, like so:

Exhale with me.

If I ever complain again for one second about how much I dislike knitting sleeves from the top-down, I will personally kick myself around the block.


Blogger eyeknit said...

Oh, my God...That hole strikes fear in my Mom-knitter's heart. I agree with you on the pain of top-down little-boy sleeves, but you'll have to put them on your list of things for which to be Thankful this year. As William would say, "That was a close one, Mom!"

1:25 PM  
Blogger diana said...

That WAS a close one. Amen, William!

2:39 PM  

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