Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Zipper Purgatory

n 1: a temporary condition of torment or suffering; "a purgatory of drug abuse" 2: (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins

Here it is.
It was painful, slow. I suffered. It tormented me. This is as Good As It's Gonna Get

For those of you who care to know - my final analysis: Crocheted a border on to the edge so that it laid flatter. I then carefully based the opening closed. Then I based the zipper in place. I tore the sewing machine apart, cleaned it well, oiled it, put it back together. I sewed on the sweater side. Then I unbased and opened the zipper and sewed it again closer to the zipper on the zipper side. I can live with it.

Life with Denim may now move on.


Mrs. Bear said...

And it looks great! Your patience has certainly paid off. I guarantee that when you tell folks you made this, they'll be humbled and astounded. Onward to sleevage!

Sonya said...

Looks wonderful! I'd admire your perseverence. I've avoided all zipper patterns thus far in my knitting life. I think I'd be less afraid of steeks.

Joufknister said...

Sonya, at this point I think steeks would be easier!!