This is my new slogan.....for ever. I need to go somewhere and scream as loud as I can.
"I will never commit to knitting again." Repeat: "I will never commit to knitting again". Repeat often.
The body of the sweater for SIL is done. The sleeves are set and stitched in place; underseam sewn. However, upon laying out, measuring and re-measuring, it occurs to me that this sweater is never going to fit said SIL! I'm not sure; I wasn't given a definite size number, just measurements. But little "hmm's" and "ummm's" when questioning my brother of the size, indicates to me that she may be a bit larger than me. And I wear and X-Lrg.
The measurements he gave me are right on. But something just doesn't seem right. It just seems too SMALL!
I haven't seen her in almost 5 years; I know she's taller and bigger than me. I assume she's put on some weight. Or is it just a man trying to figure out what size his wife is?? Men!
Anywho, being that the sweater was knit all-in-one, there is no way to add, let's say, panels to the sides. So? Why not make the buttonbands a couple inches wider? Yeah. That'll work. That's the ticket.
I'm in the process of crocheting the buttonbands now. But I have my doubts this is the end of it. There's the problem of the already placed button holes. What to do.....what to do.....
Ok. So the thing was started just after Christmas; spinning the yarn was still going on while the knitting commenced. It was supposed to be done by Valentine's Day. But my brother gave me some leaway when he said..."Easter, but no later than Mother's Day". I'm shooting for Mother's Day. Hopefully.....this year.
BH told me ("suggested") that I never commit to knitting for anyone again. Well....yeah.....but I'll just tell the next person it'll be done in a year. And then keep my fingers crossed.
It hasn't bode well that I haven't felt anything for this sweater from the beginning. Not a lot of interest. Haven't felt the urge to just sit all day knitting, nor the excitement of seeing it grow, anticipating the beautiful finished garment. I have NO love for this sweater. Never have. And that's really strange for me. Even after the beautiful buttons with the stamped Celtic design came in the mail.....nada.
Well, it won't be all bad. If nothing else, I'll have another Aran sweater......that I will just love!
Pictures will be coming.
texture and test-knitting
4 weeks ago