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April 10, 2007

Battle of the Bulge

The battle of the bulge, my friends, the battle of the bulge.  This inevitable struggle is periodically encountered along the journey we call life -- though more frequently in these middle years.  For some the battle is fought around the waistline, while for others it's waged around the blanket.  Consulting the dictionary reveals several definitions for bulge; "to jut out" -- yep -- "to bend outward" -- sad, but true -- and "to become swollen or protuberant" -- sums it up.

Will I stand for the bulge?  No way!  Will the bulge claim me?  Never!  I stand here before you, fist raised, in solidarity against the bulge.  Ripples are to be left where they belong.  Three cheers for Rip and Re-Knit. 

April 10, 2007 in Knitting for the nona-nieces | Permalink

Comments

Oh no. I support you, with teeth clenched and eyes turned away. Painful. Very painful. But I can fully understand.

Posted by: Sonya | Apr 10, 2007 4:03:43 PM

Tell that blanket who's boss!

Posted by: Kathy | Apr 10, 2007 4:13:42 PM

I hope your bulge battle goes a lot better than mine. I'm losing (or NOT losing) on a daily basis. Thanks for your comment today!

Posted by: Cara | Apr 10, 2007 4:28:28 PM

How dare that border bulge! All knitting power to you!

Posted by: Brenda | Apr 10, 2007 5:31:00 PM

Rock on, Nona. Rock. On.

Posted by: colleen | Apr 10, 2007 5:55:35 PM

Drastic action, but protuberent swelling must be dealt with decisively. (You sure you couldn't just call it a ruffle?)

Posted by: Ruth | Apr 10, 2007 6:36:10 PM

Oh you brave soul.

Posted by: yuvee | Apr 10, 2007 6:37:38 PM

Shouldn't you try ironing first???

Posted by: Nora | Apr 10, 2007 8:05:38 PM

I see no bulge-just a "subtle ruffle"-I think that is what I will call what seems to escape the waistband of my jeans, too.....

Posted by: Jody | Apr 10, 2007 8:37:06 PM

That is a beautiful blanket-- the colors and stitch patterns are well chosen. Perhaps reknitting the border on a smaller-size needle will do the trick?

Posted by: Gretchen | Apr 11, 2007 8:27:13 AM

Stand firm! Think of it as a design element!

Have you totally given up on the freeform swatching? Please say it isn't so!

Posted by: Jo-Anne | Apr 11, 2007 9:47:59 AM

Rah! Rah! Rah! <-- my 3 cheers for the rip and re-knit. Much less painful than cringing every time you look at something that just didn't turn out the way you wanted.

Posted by: Laura | Apr 11, 2007 5:06:26 PM

What bulge? Oh - the border. I see it now, the outer half of the edging. Yeh, make it "worse" and call it a ruffle!

Posted by: Mary K. IN Rockport | Apr 12, 2007 6:35:50 AM

The speed with which you knit, you may be done with your re-bordering by now. More power to you.

Posted by: Anne | Apr 13, 2007 4:36:27 PM

Wow, you've got gumption... but I agree with the comment about ipping and reknitting being better than that feeling you get when looking at a project that just didn't turn out quite right...
Have fun with that!
Happy knitting,
ali

Posted by: ali | Apr 14, 2007 5:45:40 PM

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