Friday, May 12, 2006

To Be Filed Under: "What Was She Thinking?"

Spring of 2005. She decides it would be nice to have a cotton aran sweater for cool summer nights.

She picks out this: Hush from Rowan's The Calmer Collection.

Casts on and completes the first sleeve.

(Close-up for texture)

Casts on and knits about 10 inches on the front, when she realizes that it is a few inches too small. It goes into the closet, never to be heard from again.

Spring 2006. She decides it would be nice to have a cotton aran, for cool summer evenings. Picks out a Debbie Bliss pattern from Cotton Knits for All Seasons.

Casts on a sleeve (black Cotton Ease from stash).

(Close up for texture)

Knits about 3 inches of the front when she realizes that it is a few inches too small. THIS TIME, however, she soldiers on, hoping that the problem will go away.

Knits about 12 more inches and the problem has not gone away.

THIS TIME, however, she photographs it, hoping that, if she blogs about it, the problem will go away....


Blogger Katy said...

Ummm...blocking is the solution? No? Denial might work a while longer. That's usually my strategy. ;)

10:25 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Mel said...

Hand it over to Mel who always finds she has made something too big and has denial issues about shrinking it during blocking.

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Emmie said...

I just finished knitting this very same sweater two nights ago. Being a lazy finisher, I knit the back & front together in the round, same for the sleeves, and joined them at the underarm and continued knitting all the way to the neck only to discover that body and sleeves were too short. Ripped back and made everything longer and joined back together. Think I started this back in Jan. Now it seems funny not to have a lap full of knitting to work on in the evening. Good luck with yours. It really does feel good.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Trope said...

Hmm... well, you could always place the half-knitted project up for adoption, but I don't think you can fix this in blocking. It's a shame about those twelve inches.

Re: last post, I'm glad to see that the sleeve issue got decided! I kind of liked the blousiness, but I'm not the one who's going to wear it.

Isn't it funny how fickle we knitters are with the weather? I'm ready to cast on a sweater this week myself.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

It's a gorgeous sweater, but if it doesn't fit, it's a waste of valuable black cottonease.

9:49 AM  

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