Friday, May 25, 2007

More Progress

I have completed the back and one half of the front. So far I have pretty much followed the pattern, except I made the body 2 inches longer. This has been a relaxing yet engaging knit. But I am really curious to see how it will look once finished.

Friday, May 18, 2007

ribbit, ribbit, ribbit

the sound of frogging.
At the risk of sounding like a poop, since you are all creating such lovely sweaters, I will expose my failure. I finished my sweater on deadline, packed it in my suitcase and finally tried it on when I got to DC. I was planning to wear this to give a speech.


I was worried it would be too tight, so I knit larger and it is 3" too big. So much for a fitted look.

The sleeves also looked bad, just too short. And gumpy looking where they joined the body.

I tried it on at my local knit/bitch group and they had some helpful suggestions.

So the arms have come off and I am making them longer.

I will then sew the sides together without the gussets and also make my sleeve tops longer. wish me luck.

to make matters worse, a friend who is tall and slim tried it on and it looked fabulous on her.
boo hoo.

and then I lost the election I had to give the speech at.

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Hello all! I just joined (thanks for accepting me, Amby!). I'm currently working on the sleeves of my sweater. I originally started with the back, but then I noticed a mistake and had to frog, so I decided the sleeves would be a better place to begin anew. Sleeve #1 is blocking right now. I'm using the recommended yarn, Berrocco Pure Merino.