Friday, April 09, 2010
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.