I bought the yarn on sale, and the color doesn't really do me any favors. But I have 5 or 6 skeins of it and it's good plain wool and I wanted a nice plain sweater.
Seriously, isn't this enough knitting that I should have a friggin' sweater by now??? At least most of it?
|That ball of yarn in the middle? That, too, was knitted up but I was so angry I wrestled with the ballwinder. At 11 pm.|
Sweater #1: Vinelle
It seemed perfect; not too fiddly, not too plain.
Unfortunately I could not match gauge between my flat and circular knitting and it made me want to peel all my own fingernails off.
Frogged to make way for
Sweater #2: Marissa
Which I was using as a springboard to learn to modify my own knitting after taking Amy Herzog's fit to flatter class.
So, after much calculation on my part, I went ahead and started knitting the size small (35") and added very nice waist shaping at the center back. I knit to armhole, did neck shaping, shoulders etc. Cast off.
Cut at bottom and knit downwards, increasing a few stitches because my hips widen?
Knit front, casting on an inch or so more to account for bust.
Knit knit knit knit
I put hours into this thing.
Knit knit knit.
Stupid way too big.
Like way too big.
Like I could hack off several inches and it would still be too big.
I feel like demanding answers of the sweater but instead I wrote myself some rules on my whiteboard.
|1) Knit fabric is stretchy|
2) You are not huge
3) Fuck gauge
|I know it doesn't look huge in this picture. |
I was still in denial at this point and had stretched it behind me for a good picture.