Tuesday, July 01, 2008

meh.

well, the june sweater is not finished. and, it gets even worse - the part that is finished is less than fabulous. over the weekend, i managed to work my way through the rest of the body (since i've got limited yardage, i'm knitting it in one piece, & was planning to knit the body first & then go back & knit the sleeves until i ran out of yarn). i even knitted the button band, to make sure that i wouldn't forget it, knit the sleeves, run out of yarn, & then think "oh no, button band!".
& when i finally cast off the last button band stitch & set down the needles, i pulled on the cardigan (sans sleeves) & ran to the mirror in a considerable state of excitement, where i gazed at my reflection & thought....

meh.

meh?!? i'd been trying the cardigan on as i was knitting, to make sure that everything was fitting properly (& it was!), so i wasn't at all prepared for this - but i'm considerably less than thrilled. i don't know what's gone wrong - am i completely unaware of my own body shape, & what flatters me & what doesn't? did i use the wrong pattern for the yarn? did i use the wrong yarn for the pattern? what about this garment is resulting in this "meh" reaction? sigh.
& since i really, really love the yarn (gray tweedy silk from paris - PARIS!!) & since i only have it in limited quantities, with future purchases of the same yarn being unlikely (did i mention it was from paris?), i'm really not happy about continuing on with the project, only to have, at the end of it all, a cardigan knitted in beautiful yarn that makes me go "meh".
so, it would seem that my only option is to declare june a complete & utter failure, rip it out completely (painstakingly picked up button band & all), & start again....

meh.

3 comments:

Twelfthknit said...

remind me - is it dark chocolate that you don't like?
India

Twelfthknit said...

If I can get to teh chocolate factory in the next week or so -yes :0) If not I will be bringing it with me at the begining of August,

TangledFrog said...

...ummm, future purchases of the same yummy Parisian yarn could be quite likely if you play your cards right! ;-) You do remember that I have big plans to visit that EXACT shop in Sept??