Friday, February 10, 2012

My Lace Vest ~ Now I'm Really Scaring Myself!

A couple days ago I talked about frogging my Lapis Wrap for a Solomon's Knot lace vest that I'm designing on the fly.  (frog/fly... too much?)  Well, today I went to a scary place.  I cut off a piece of my fabric from the beginning rows.  

I guess I need to explain that better.  I'm working my drape front style vest in one piece beginning from the left front, continuing across the back and then the right front.  I have already crocheted the second armhole so I'm nearing the finish line.  

I tried it on to make sure that I liked the width of the back and that is when I decided that the left front was a little longer than I wanted.  The proportions just looked a little off.  At this point I had three choices.  I could live with it, start all over again, or I could cut a few rows off from the beginning.  I knew I couldn't live with it and I didn't want to start over, so I went for the scissors. 

I don't think I've ever cut into a project before unless I was using part of it for something else.  In this case, I want to shorten the length without changing the look.  Since I care about appearances here, I was pretty nervous.  I say was because now that it's all said and done, I think I'm going to be okay.  

I was able to place a safety pin through the loops of the stitches that I'll be working into when I re-create the first row.  *Deep sigh*  I tried it back on and now the length looks much more in proportion, so I feel like my project is back on track.  I guess life is good if scary is cutting my crochet!  


WonderWhyGal said...

Yikes! Taking scissors to a project would be scary. Glad you made it through.

Renee said...

You are braver than I could ever be!

Good luck,

Renee :)