OK, everybody. Here are the pictures of the sweater with hood. I think I've decided to keep the hood and just make the body a bit longer. I like the way it looks with the hood down (almost like a Victorian Ruff.) It would almost be long enough if it didn't curl so at the bottom, so I'm thinking about adding a short ribbed band at the bottom of the body and the sleeves. I like the grey in the hood, and am thinking about doing the bands in grey. I think a short band (1 or 1.5 inches) would be good to give enough length and weight to the sweater so I'll stop tugging at it. What do you think? Should I do the band in grey, or stick with the pink? Does it make me look too much like a lion, or is it cute? Will I constantly be saying, "Get this shit out of my face"? Let me know.
Well, the R2 sweater is fully knitted, but I'm a little worried about it. It's a little short and I don't really want to pull it all apart and knit the front and back again. I'm thinking about picking up stitches and knitting a small ribbed band at the bottom of the body and the sleeves (so they match, don't ya know.) I'm also wondering about that hood. I kind of like the sweater without the hood. What do you think? Maybe I should have made this decision before I spent 4 hours tying all that fringe on, yeah? I haven't had a chance to take a picture of me wearing the sweater with the hood on, but it looks weird. Maybe I should have thought about how often I would wear a fringe-y, hooded pink sweater *before* I knitted it. heh. It looks like I'm wearing fluffy, pink chainmail. Silly. Super silly, even. I still have lots of yarn left, I was thinking about taking the hood off and maybe knitting up a small poncho or something with the extra. I don't know. But while I'm deciding R2 sweater's fate, I have returned to my Wavy-Line sweater. I love this sweater soooooooooo much!
I've been mildly comatose lately so I haven't had a lot of time to knit. If I'm not walking all over the city handing out resumes, then I'm eating or sleeping. I have no energy for other things. I need a job soon or I'm going to fall apart. ;)