Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme,
and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Let's talk about closure. You all know I'm graduating medical school (in - gasp! - less than three weeks) and gearing up for a big cross-country move. It's the perfect time to re-evaluate past decisions and consciously more forward with deliberate thought. I think it's really important to leave everything tidy and settled. No loose ends.How great are toggles on Rogue?
I'd love you to think that I had a fabulous artistic and creative vision from the beginning, that I was so certain wooden toggles with leather cords would add a perfect complement to the wooly-cabley-goodness of Rogue. A certain je ne sais quai, if you will. That's not quite exactly how it happened, though. What happened is that it was going to take more than three weeks to get my custom 18" double-ended zipper in the perfect shade of red. And in three weeks, I'll be in a car somewhere in that great vast middle of the country. Not the ideal time to face my fears and carefully sew in a zipper, a la Claudia.
So I thought of toggles. And I love them. But you can see the problem, right? They gap. (I do have two other toggles, but when I put them in there, it made the front of the sweater crazy busy.) Maybe I should add them back? I also considered adding a series of hooks and eyes to actually (and invisibly) close it, but that just causes smaller gaps. Any other options you can think of? I love the look of the toggles, and the whole toggle-ness way I can close it, but it's a pretty heavy sweater for wearing mostly open all the time. I could still order the zipper, but I've fallen hard for the look of the toggles instead. My solution for the moment is to wear it closed either at the top or at the middle (but not both at once), and it looks great (photo unavailable due to really bad things going on with my hair). This may be a permanently acceptable solution - it's a jackety-sweater, so I'll always be wearing something under it. But I welcome any and all suggestions (including calling it done) so I can bring some closure to this sweater.
ETA: Would an invisible zipper work with the toggles on top of it?