Tuesday, April 18, 2006

not in her right mind?



Shopping for a new knitting project is a dicey thing to do alone. Here's what I purchased, and I was excited about it at the time. That quickly evaporated, when after my sale was completed, the saleswomen (resplendent in belly rolls, moustache and smokers rasp) shared with me that SHE had just made the very same thing!

The pattern is for a "cap sleeve shell" made out of ribbon yarn. The yarn (also pictured) is shades of rust, dark blue (Erica blue some might call it) and uggy green varigated.

It might be horrible. Please let me know. And by the way, that's NOT me in the picture.

12 comments:

kristen said...

you KNOW I'm just jealous of the steel yarn tank project and was trying to find something similarly fun. Dang!!

abi's mom said...

The steel is pretty cool, huh? The steel is on hold for a minute because I need to rip out 6 rows. Maybe by the time I'm 80 I'll be able to read directions....

So is the sweater that the model (not you)is wearing using the same colorway that you're using? It seems like your yarn is darker. You could always add another strand of something to make it funkier and unlike the same thing the charming cashier made.

Scott said...

I don't know about this, Kristen. Judging from the expression on the model's face, it must be a very, very uncomfortable knit toplet! Or maybe she just has seasonal allergies. I know mine are driving me bananas.

kdh said...

yeah, my yarn is darker. Is the whole thing just too fuddy to be cool?

she (the model who isn't me) does look a little constipated.

Perhaps a cooler tank pattern?

kdh said...

yeah, my yarn is darker. Is the whole thing just too fuddy to be cool?

she (the model who isn't me) does look a little constipated.

Perhaps a cooler tank pattern?

abi's mom said...

You're repeating yourself, m'dear.

It's bordering on fuddy. A tank might be better. I can send you my pattern--you'll just have to figure out if you need to adjust the size or not. And gauge. And, oh, maybe you should look for your own pattern.

Scott said...

It looks dumpy in the mid-section. And who wants that?! Can you make it look less like a deflated hot-air balloon? If not, you might need to find something prettier to do with that lovely yarn.

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot to say that I HATE those sleeves. Go full tank or nothing at all!

patti said...

Ribbon yarn tends to be a bit 'springy' and I don't mean the season.

Scott said...

Spring tops are great. Springy tops not so much. I tend to prefer a more fitted bodice.

abi's mom said...

I'm getting the distinct impression that Scott isn't so big on your pattern choice, K.

kdh said...

That's it. the project is dead. DEAD!

abi's mom said...

are the sleeves knitted separately? if so you could just not put the sleeves on....

Or you could just kill the project and be done with it.