Thursday, July 26, 2012

The State of Gemini

You may remember
Gemini 
I made earlier this summer.

I was so thrilled that I had finished such a project.
! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

However

:^(

It didn't live up to my expectations relating to fit.

So what's a gal to do ?  

Well, the only remedy was


to hook it up to the Swift
and
even with a slight defugalty 
that took help with
Hubby to the rescue during the frogging process.


So it goes ~~~
here's a photograph of Gemini in it's present state.


Yep, that's the Gemini.

The sweater that was.

:^)

hugs



28 comments:

  1. Just stopped by to make sure that you have been busy.

    Hugs to you too....

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    1. If you check the widget in my right sidebar
      you will see my Total Yardage/Miles Knit 2012

      Thanks for the early visit
      hugs

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  2. Hugs back to you! I can't believe you did that, all that work lol
    Rachael xo

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    1. Rachael, turns out I wasn't going to wear that Gemini
      but I will re-use that glorious Pink Raspberry yarn

      Thanks for the early [to me] visit
      hugs

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  3. What a beautiful pile of pink!!!!!
    So sorry you frogged it, but I'm sure the next one will fit perfect!!!

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    1. That Heap 'o Pink is gorgeous, isn't it.
      So squiggly ! ! !

      Ahh, time for another early morning coffee, drink hardy
      hugs

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  4. Oh no! What didn't you like about it? I think it's lovely! Or, was lovely!

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    1. Not such a great fit. Toooo baggggggy!
      But will be reincarnated to something wonderful
      fingers crossed

      Heard Chicago land got rain lately.
      We're getting thunder and sprinklettes this early morning.
      Thanks for being here so early in your day.
      hugs

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  5. Oh Gerry, that's sooooo sad. That was a gorgeous sweater! I thought it looked nice on you...but I wasn't the one wearing it, eh? I do understand that if you didn't like the fit, you'd probably never wear it so might as well recycle that yarn and make something else! Will be looking forward to seeing what you make with that pretty pink!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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    1. OMG, is everyone here early?
      or don't I realize the time 'o day.
      Boy, oh, boy - you've summed up the situation.
      Am scheming about what it will become.
      Maybe I'll post pics of my choices.
      Have a great day getting re-acquainted with you sewing room.
      I see you've survived noxious things during the night!
      hugs

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  6. RIP Gemini... I am sure your second life will be something to ooh and aah at.
    Come on rain.

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    1. Thanks, Betty. Just now decided it's dry enough after soaking to put away 'til after Camp Loopy.
      How are Green Thumbs coming along?????
      Your Broken Rib on Wholehearted is looking wonderful!
      hugs

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  7. What on earth are you doing posting in the wee hours of the mornin'?!!! Just think of the extra hours of enjoyment you will get from this yarn. Twice the bang for the buck! I understand that you didn't like the fit, however that's the look I go for nowdays 8^). I'm sure you will find a pattern that will make you happier.

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    1. Pattern? Oh, yeah, lots of great patterns. Can't make up the mind, yet.
      Still have Punky Rooster and Sheldon & Leonard to knit.
      In the meantime, I'll be able to admire the Pink Raspberry. LOVE IT !
      hugs

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    1. Very, very, painful, Shelley.
      BUT
      now I'll find something that I'll wear with a great fit.
      Dreamin' with fingers crossed!
      hugs

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  9. WOW all that work down the drain! If only ripping out a quilt block was that easy!

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    1. Frogging this sweater is more work than it appears, Patti.
      With the 'small' defugalty it took almost 1 1/2 hours to re-skein.
      Gads, hope we don't have to do something like that again.

      p.s. potholders at the ready??????

      hugs

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  10. I'll have to admit, those photos were painful to look at, it is always a shame to see knitting frogged, but because you weren't totally happy with it frogging makes perfect sense. I cannot wait to see what you decide to make with it next though!

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  11. Ain't it the truth, Ivy. Love the yarn and love the color
    But knew I wouldn't be wearing it. Soooooo
    As soon as Camp Loopy is over ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    hugs

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  12. Brave woman! It takes a confident knitter to frog a project like your Gemini and as ad as that was, you've got some beautiful recycled yarn.

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    1. After soaking and drying, just now twirled into a gorgeous lump of Pink-Raspberry goodness while I decide which pattern.

      That's the goodness: It's only yarn.

      hugs to you Evelyn

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  13. That looks really cool, all unwind. Not saying its a heartbreak, but you have to admit...its a piece of art all by itself. I don't know why I think its neat looking, but it looks so squishy like that.

    Anyway, daydreaming AGAIN, I am about to frog my Thin Ice from the LE Project 2. As Knitabulls would say, epic fail. I just don't like how it came out, and I'm sure its my "speed" knitting that caused. The pattern deserves better, so I am reknitting it. :) Sometimes, you just have to do what you gotta do.

    Cheers, veelau

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    1. I was thinking the very same thing. A squishy, ripply piece of art.

      Hey, our knits truly deserve our complete attention so that we're proud to call them "Knit by Me!"

      Or, haste makes waste.

      Hey, don't I sound silly. Its no doubt the summer heat blahs ! ! !

      Thanks for stopping by, Laura

      hugs

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    2. Even though it was tough to "frog" it, you will now have the pleasure of making something truly Gerry this time around!
      I love the picture of the squishy crinkles.

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    3. Better to frog than to have a garment hangin' 'round collecting dust:^)

      That frogged Gemini looks like a Pink Raspberry Wreath ! ! ! ! ! !

      hugs

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  14. Why is it that every garment I knit for myself, I hate once it gets on? Could it be that I don't have the body to wear the garments I select? ;-) I mourned for your beautiful Gemini sweater, but I rejoice for the wonderful item you'll make with that fantastic yarn.

    Thanks for your support at wildwestfiber

    Joanna

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    1. harump! I feel the same way. However, perhaps we're just too close to see objectively???
      It IS gorgeous yarn and color so it's destined to become another sweater.

      Love your Blog. Always something wonderfully interesting, Joanna.

      hugs

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