Saturday, September 18, 2010


I'd like to introduce you to something beautiful.  It's soft, smells nice,  squishy, and so so very warm.  The colors are fabulous and it has just the right amount of drape.  It's swings ever so gently as I walk.  Here she is.
I love her.  This is the second attempt at a sweater out of this yarn.  I love the yarn, it's is very light and easy to work with.  The sweater pattern itself is very popular right now, and since I had so much of this yarn I decided to try my hand at sleeve and added two more buttons.  It would be the most wonderful sweater in the world, if.......................................
I were a 44 inch chest.  I'm not.  There is nothing wrong with being a 44 inch chest.  I wish that I was to tell you the honest truth, because then I would have this wonderful sweater to wear whenever I wanted to.  I tried to make it work, I wore it for a whole day, I loved it.  But it's just to big, and when asked directly what he thought,  Mr. Romance told me that it looked like I could keep another person under there with me.  I just don't need that in a sweater right now. 

I tried to be good with this.  I couldn't follow the pattern as it's written so I took my gauge, my measurements and the EPS with regards to how many stitches to use for the sleeves (which fit perfectly by the way, I do love them).  But somewhere in all the distractions and lack of "thought out"ness.  I have a huge sweater.  
Bottomline:  I ripped it right back out again.  I want this sweater made from this yarn and I'm on a budget.  So, I'm going to try again, and this time I'm casting on about 20 less stitches then before.  So at least it should go faster!!!
Oh and I left the picture big,  it's how I feel about the whole thing right now and wanted to give you some perspective.


Pam said...

It is beautiful.
And just imagine how much more beautiful you will find it when it fits you! :)
I can seem why you forged ahead with it. It's that wacky knitter's myopia where you can just deny any major flaws because what you're making is just so damn pretty.

Pam said...

By the way, I'm also making a cardigan right now that seems like it's going to be kind of larger than I want, but is that stopping me? No way!