Okay, so here it is:
So, the "i never learn" portion of today's post is this: I have this strange inability to make sweaters long enough for myself! I measure, I measure while I'm knitting, I hold the sweater up to me, somehow, they are never long enough. While I am knitting, I am aware that this will probably happen again, but still, somehow I don't manage to correct the problem. Partly, I think that I end up just being a little
So, I did this:
With the help of seventyjillion pins I got the thing into the size/shape I wanted it to be and steam blocked it like it was goin out of style (insert more appropriate/funnier colloquialism here).
Then, it looked like this:
same white t-shirt underneath
Much better. It still could use more length, so when I wash it I'll see what I can do in that regard.
But in keeping with the "I never learn" theme, today at work I noticed this:
I realize there is a strong possibility that I am either:
b. really really overly
and that I am the ONLY person who will notice/care
but, the ribbing on the sleeves is not the same length!! argh.
(it's not just the picture, I measured)(it's only about 1/2 a centimeter, but STILL)
Pattern: um... There wasn't really a pattern. I used the bottom ribbing and body from Knitty's Leftovers and just winged it for the sleeves and v-neck. Sleeves and body knit in the round (yay for 12" circular needles!) and then joined to do raglan decreases.
Yarn: Peruvian Highland Wool from Elann.com
love love love this yarn. inexpensive and nice to work with