I have found myself living a bit of a dichotomous* lifestyle lately.
On one hand I feel a proper adult, waking (slightly) earlier than normal to have a bit of a stretch before work, making (wee bits of) progress with wedding plans, putting the recycling bin(s) out for collection (occasionally).
Adulting: I obtained a new career which sent me to Guatemala, and I traveled, alone, with only my knitting and Dragonriders of Pern to keep me company. My perennial airplane drink of choice is tomato juice. It goes great with dragons.
Not Adulting: remember this duo of two-at-a-time baby sweaters? Well. Those sweaters have sat, finished and forlorn, on my dining room table, for about a month. Ends weaved. Yarn snipped. Not yet blocked because…
…I made a terribly disappointing (and hilarious) miscalculation in sizing. To quote the bearded fellow, “Jeez, those sweaters are all arms.”
S’okay. You can laugh.
After walking by this lonely pair for a few days I decided that there was not much else to do but bite the bullet, take a deep breath, and…
…make a third, completely different, thankfully proportional, sweater.
Makes sense. Seems logical. And yet, here I am, still stuck with two very lovely, very non-blocked, very non-proportional sweaters on my dining room table.
Before these cabled conundrums become permanent placemats, it would be best for me to contact the experts: you!
Tell me straight, can the sweaters be saved by blocking? Have you found yourself in a similar pickle in the past? Do you know of any babies with really, really long arms? Should I scrap the lot and take up golfing?
Any and all recommendations are welcome and warranted, with many thanks, of course.
*Not to be confused with hippopotamus.