Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Not for the faint of heart

 Last year in October, I knit Mr. Needles a sweater.  It turned out well, other than being a little wider than he is, but the yarn was lovely and it was wonderful in our chilly basement.
It was only logical that the sweater go camping with us this year.  Warm, thick, would fit over everything else he might be wearing.  And go camping it did.  

Like sometimes will happen, you don't get away from camping unscathed.

It was left on a chair and a spark flew, and landed right in the center of the upper body.  It burned right through to the other side.

I'm going to try to fix it but if that doesn't work I will re knit.  Mr. Needles is favouring the reknit so that the sweater is a little smaller, but I don't want to if I don't have to.  

Its nice yarn, and I don't mind it but I'd really rather just knit him something new and put this on a WIP pile or something.  To that end, I guess I'm going to have to go looking for another sweater pattern that he might like to wear.  

And there will be much pondering about yarns. I'm thinking a nice 1824 Wool in a lovely deep forest green, or a maybe a just a nice creamy cabled one...

Well, I guess the decision will be the job of the day.  But only because I am avoiding thinking about the repair.

1 comment:

Brendaknits said...

How sad. But you are right. One cannot go cmamping and remain unscathed.