I jinxed myself with my last post. Well, maybe not jinxed exactly. You see, I realized last night, as I was knitting sleeves for this that the whole thing was just not going to work. You see, ever since I knit Central Park Hoodie in the 40" bust size and realized that it was a bit of a mistake (albeit a mistake I can easily live with, in this case), and then I knit Wicked a bit too small, I have been knitting sweaters with negative ease, or, if I'm feeling like a comfy sweater, I'll knit something with no ease. I've found that that works for two reasons. First of all, I have a belly. And women with bellies look much better in things that are form-fitting rather than boxy crap like this which was knit a size 36" bust with no waist shaping. Bleh. Second of all, blocking my sweaters produces a drapier fabric that I love, but that usually stretches out somewhat. So I knit things small. Back to the problem at hand. So the sweater I'm working on now is a drop-shoulder sweater. I've never knit one of those before. I didn't realize, when looking at the model whose sweater is slightly oversized (but she's a model, so it looks good on her), that the sweater HAS to be sloppy-looking in order to work. So now I have this lovely sweater body and cowl neck all knit up and blocked, and a nice looking half-sleeve that will simply never work. Pictures will come later when its not dark out. Flash sucks. So I think what I'm going to do is rip the body out to the underarms and re-knit the yoke so that the sweater will either be a raglan or will have set-in sleeves. Le sigh. I also realized that the Tilted Duster jacket is not for me. I can't pull that off because I will look pregnant. And I'm glad I was able to realize that before I knit it, because it is a large... um... duster. So I cast on for the Dollar-and-a-Half Cardigan and because the yarn is not that lovely to work with (linen), I'm also going to cast on for the drug sweater. That's right, thanks to Bek the Lucy In the Sky Cardigan has a new name. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds=LSD.
And because blog posts without pictures are bad blog posts (at least where knitting is concerned, I leave you with this:
The elusive Tina cat. She sleeps more than any cat I've ever had/lived with/known.