New Life For Botched Sweaters

I have a few sweaters that I have spent months working on, only to find they are quite large.  I have folded them up and shoved them in a closet as reminders of past failures.  At least I got the construction right, I tell myself.  At least that dang gauge swatch was dead-on, I would comfort myself.  What happened?  What can I do with this knitted abomination?  Craftsy is offering a class that I hope will have the answer for me.

Sweater Surgery with Carol Feller seems to be a good choice of a class to take for someone in my situation.  I watched the first lesson, which is an overview and introduction, and it seems like a class that is going to be worth my money.

I will keep you up-to-date on my how I’m getting on with the class and if I actually fixed any of my sweaters.  Here’s a link to one such disaster:  Red Sweater.  I hope to give it new life and wear it in the fall.

I’m sure this is a class though that many of us would benefit from.  Take a look!

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Camaraderie

I recently completed a knitting class to learn how to do the Wingspan scarf/shawl pattern that can be found on Ravelry.  It was fun and I will post pictures of my project when it is done.
I’ll admit something.  I could’ve easily have figured out this pattern on my own.  The real reason I took the class?  I wanted some knitting camaraderie!  I love hanging out with other knitters while we are working on a project and just shooting the breeze.  I paid money for that.  And I don’t regret it!
Last night was the final hour of the class.  Three of us sat around a table, knitting, and talking about life.  One big topic was movies.  It was another common thread between us and it was refreshing.  I need to hang out and knit with my fellow knitters more.