Wednesday, March 7, 2007

C'est fini

And it fits, thank God. Because if it didn't, I'm not sure what I'd do. It would probably involve a lot of screaming and stomping and general temper tantruming. It's actually getting bigger and more stretched out as I wear it, which isn't cool, strictly speaking, but it's not unexpected. I find that if I make clothes to fit my acutal measurements (i.e. making the 43 inch sweater for a 42 inch bust) they are too big. Maybe I just like my clothes too tight. But whatever the case, I have found that to be true whether I'm knitting or sewing (or more accurately, having my mom sew for me.)

Rambling Rose Cardigan by Laura Zukaite
IK Winter 06
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in Asparagus and Moss
Needles: US 6
Modifications:
- Added waist shaping, which, considering the way it's getting bigger as I wear it, was probably a stroke of genius.
- Shortened the sleeves by 1/2 inch, which I shouldn't have done. They actually fit, which is not how I'm used to wearing my sweaters.
- Completely made up the yoke pattern.

Things that were not fun:

1. Frogging the yoke and re-knitting it, obviously, although the re-knit went much faster than I anticipated - probably because it was 4 inches less to knit.

2. Knitting the edgings. Yeah. That was a giant mess. Not to mention the pattern wasn't exactly over-explicated.

3. Knitting the yoke with all of those balls of yarn. Another giant mess.

This is the actual Classic Elite Bam Boo for Butterfly. It came yesterday, thank goodness. I was getting kind of worried. This is the same color as in the pattern. I do that a lot. I guess I'm kind of unimaginative. But, hey, if I like the color, why change it? I finished swatching last night, and I just started the right front.

I'm also knitting a scarf - the Trellis Scarf from IK Spring 06 - for my mom's birthday. I made one for myself last year and I love it. I made mine in Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in Tidepool. I'm making mom's in the same yarn but in Midnight. Chances are it will not be finished by her birthday. I have to do it on the sly, since I'm currently living at home, plus the last Trellis took me, oh, 9 months to complete. Let's just say there was no knitting over the summer.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

It's really pretty. Can I have one? :-) How long are these massive sweaters taking you? You must be knitting like a mad woman these days! I have yet to pick out a new project but I will soon.