If At First You Don’t Succeed

sweater re do 1


I am trying again with this sweater.  I knitted it several years ago and never was happy with the yoke piece.  It seemed bulky somehow compared to the rest.  I liked it too much to just get rid of it so I set it aside to be revised.

Meanwhile there was moving, renovating, other projects, possessions in divers boxes…

Several things had to come together at the same place and time—the sweater, the left-over yarn, the pattern and gumption.

I remember when I was working on it, sitting in the hallway at the school of music while my son had his trumpet lesson.  Hmm, that gives me an idea of how long ago.  Looking at the pattern book, it appears to have been printed in 1986.  Oh no!  Not another thirty year project!  After the quilt and the rug, I wasn’t expecting many more of those.



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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

8 responses to “If At First You Don’t Succeed”

  1. fatoscan says :

    WOOOOWWWW all are very well done including the quilt , very neat . You are relly very talented , congratulationsssss.

  2. Liz says :

    I hope you succeed with the yoke this time. The rug looks beautiful too but most of all I loved the quit. Its a masterpiece! Wish you all the best in getting it right the second time!

  3. suesconsideredtrifles says :

    I have had thirty year projects, too. Before I started blogging I spent about a year (maybe more) using up all my yarn! I also have done my share of rug-making. Something else we have in common. Sue

  4. mybeautfulthings says :

    That sweater is beautiful. I hope you manage to finish it to your satisfaction this time! I, too, have long term projects! 🙂

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