Saturday, October 8, 2011

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

I thought that I would be able to show off my finished sweater today. This is not going to happen. Possibly for a really long time...
I finished blocking my sweater yesterday and was happy to pick up a zipper today. I felt pretty smug over choosing the made in USA rather than the made in China one. The lady at the counter asked if I needed black thread. "Not me. I have plenty."

By plenty, I actually meant none. After digging through all the sewing boxes in the house (We have four. I didn't know that before today.)

I found that I only have navy blue. I'm within walking distance of Hancock Fabrics, but I was pretty mad at myself, so I drove. Quickly. (but within the speed limit, of course) Got my thread, waited in an enormous line, drove straight home.

Only to find that my sewing machine has given up the ghost. That piece in my hand. That isn't even suppose to wiggle in the sewing machine. I've had the machine serviced regularly, but I think that plunking down $100 every time I need that machine has gotten to be a bit much.

I got a bit teary when relating the story to my Dad. I'm trying to finish a sweater, that as it turns out, doesn't stay on my shoulders very well. I hoped the zipper would help out. Usually my Dad's advice is something like, "wait on it" or "don't worry about it". This time his advice was, "Maybe you should have a beer."
It's five o' clock somewhere...

5 comments :

faeriecollege said...

Sometimes beer really is the only way to deal with things.

Knitcoach said...

Maybe it is time to look up sewing it in by hand or borrowing/visiting someone with a working machine?

Maryse said...

Good advice from your dad as you should not worry about such little things! Be zen! Life is teaching you a lesson! ;-) The colors of this sweater are so beautiful together! I look forward to seeing it finished!

Alina said...

It's just one of those days. Cut your losses, go do something else for a while. Maybe that Moby-Dick video game...?

kiwiyarns said...

Poor Audry. Have you tried the no-sew zip method? It involves a latch hook and pulling yarn? through the gaps in the zip and the fabric. I haven't put a zipper in my knits since I read this, but it sits at the back of my mind as something to try. I think the tutorial is in Interweave Knits?

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