Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The first step . . .

of any problem is to acknowledge the problem. For the first time ever, I admitted it out loud, to someone who occasionally knits (now there's something I don't understand):

I HAVE SWEATER-FINISHING ISSUES.

The lie has gone on long enough. I am coming out. I do not like to finish sweaters. I haven't completed one yet in two years. I have a sweater for Callista that has minimal finishing left on it and yet, I have not finished it, and if I don't finish it soon, it won't fit Sabrina either.

Then there is the aforementioned Allen (husband) sweater. The back is almost done . . .

This has nothing to do with completion. I complete projects all the time. I mean, I pushed my way through that damn yoga bag didn't I? Scarves, flip-flops, ponchos, socks, booties, blankets. I've finished all of them, gifted many of them. But sweaters, ah, there's the rub.

What's the big deal? It's just a sweater. But, clearly, if I can't finish a kid's sweater, it's not looking good for the husband.

So, I turn to you, the knitting public for help. What's a girl to do?

3 comments:

Robin's Donna said...

What do you mean by "finishing" -- doing the last of the knitting or blocking and sewing together? I have suggestions for both.

Holly in CT said...

No such thing as a finishing problem! All you gotta do is call Cindy (like ghostbusters) and she'll complete all those pesky finishing items for you in no time at all!

jaqic said...

Just finish knitting your husband sweater, then like Holly said, bring it to Cindy and she can sew it up for you. The finishing part for my is easy, I hate Blocking!