Monday, March 19, 2007

back to the drawing board...

This weekend I was really motivated to finish the knitted t-shirt. All that was left was a sleeve, the ribbing around the neckline, and sewing it all up.
I sewed one sleeve in and realized there was just too much sleeve for the armhole. When I tried it on, it was very obvious by the way the sleeve had puckered. It also seemed that the 1982 design was too high to the collar~husband & daughter agreed it didn't really look good there. I suppose I could have lived with that, but the thought of reworking the sleeves was too much (not that I would know where to even begin)...I started ripping it all out last night...

I don't blame the pattern; I know lots of women have made it and loved it. I'm sure I must have done something wrong and am just chalking it up to lack of knitting experience.

Here's what I had this morning. I've cast on for a different short sleeve sweater, which is the one I actually bought the yarn for in the first place, but later changed my mind.

It's knit on circular needles and "a great beginner's sweater...so simple even a new knitter could finish it in a snap" (Knitty). Just what I'm looking for, some nice, relaxing, mindless knitting.


10 comments:

  1. Sorry for the disappointing sleeve un-fit. I like the wicker rocker -looks like a great place to sit and knit. :D

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  2. I'm back again~ I just love your home! I don't know a thing about knitting~ but I do love that rocker! Tina

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  3. Oh, I forgot to say, my daughter Mika was born in 1982~ Sept. 26

    ...Tina

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  4. How nice is your blog. I love your chair is so beautiful. Ciao ciao from Italy
    I arrived to you from Conni blog.

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  5. I am shure it wil turen out just fine, it looks great i think! I love all the thing you make :)
    And i just LOVE your rocking chair!!

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  6. Very nice photo, looks so inviting. I agree, I love mindless knitting. It's a great stress reliever.

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  7. I am shure it wil turen out just fine, it looks great i think! I love all the thing you make :)
    And i just LOVE your rocking chair!!

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  8. How nice is your blog. I love your chair is so beautiful. Ciao ciao from Italy
    I arrived to you from Conni blog.

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  9. Very nice photo, looks so inviting. I agree, I love mindless knitting. It's a great stress reliever.

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  10. Sorry for the disappointing sleeve un-fit. I like the wicker rocker -looks like a great place to sit and knit. :D

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