Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Friday, April 09, 2010

Featherweight Fiasco

The border looks great down the front sides. That's where my happiness ends.

The border is four inches wide and comes up way to high on the back of my neck. In general, I don't like the way it hangs on me and the fit is not coordinating with my body build.

I've tried Featherweight on several times today, each time thinking maybe it wasn't as bad as I thought it was last time I tried it on. I also tried convincing myself a little blocking could make everything better.

I'm over it. There is a 95% probability it's going to be frogged before the weekend is over. Maybe before the evening is over.

If I pretend all is well and finish this sweater it will hang around unloved and unworn for years. The yarn is too soft and pretty to waste in a drawer. In fact, I'm looking forward to knitting it again and making something useful I will wear often.

No sympathy required. These things happen.

Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

Yarn: Hedonist Sock from Slackford Studio, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 4 Ply Fingering Weight

Color: Cote d'Azur

Needles: US #4, 3.5mm

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 9 rows/inch in stockinette.

There was a little snow on the roof his morning, but there's a new, snugly nest inside the box.


Dorothy said...

You know, that's one of the things that gave me pause on the sweater - wondering if the neckline would come up too high. Can we give just a little bit of sympathy? Otherwise it looks so pretty. I love that color!

Judy S. said...

All that work! But you're right, if you don't like it you won't wear it, and that yarn is too pretty to languish in a closet. At least the birdies are having a good day......

Nancy said...

I just frogged a Mr Greenjeans sweater this afternoon myself. These things do happen. I think it will become February Lady sweater. Much better choice for me. I am sure what ever yours becomes will be better also.
I love Eastern Bluebirds. Wish I had some in my yard but they don't like the city I guess. Thanks for sharing yours.

Anonymous said...

Oh, too bad after all that knitting. It looks very pretty but if it doesn't fit, I know how you feel.

Kathy... said...

Bummer! And I was feeling bad in that I had to frog my front/hood band. How about no sympathy, but a little empathy going your way??

Jean said...

I'm so glad I got the chance to read this post, I was going to try this as my first sweater, but after reading your review and taking another look at the original model - well let's just say I'm built nothing like her. It seems my middle name should be frogging as I seem to do this quite a bit, (although on smaller projects).

Ann said...

The front band looks really good & it's a pity that it does not fit. I understand how you feel as I have a couple of FOs lying in the cupboard.