I don't know what I was doing when I was knitting Rosedale before, but it is just way too small. I picked it back up to try finishing it before Rhinebeck so I would have a new sweater to wear. Well... I finished the last sleeve and was attaching those sleeves yesterday to work on the yoke when I started looking at the body of the sweater. It looked remarkably small. So I measured... The sweater I wanted to be 34 inches across the bust was actually just under 30 inches. I thought it was awfully tightly knit and taking far too many rows to get the right length, but I guess I just wasn't paying attention. I seem to have this problem a lot. I need to start checking my gauge throughout the pattern, instead of just at the beginning. Perhaps then I can stop getting almost all the way finished with a project and then finding the problems... I've got to be smarter about this.
What sucks is now I won't have a new sweater to wear to Rhinebeck. Oh well, I'm sure I have plenty of other good enough sweaters to wear. But I can't wait! Less than a week now!
Can anyone figure out what this is? Do you think they want you to make sweaters? Why would you need management experience? Are you coordinating the manufacture of handknit sweaters? Should I apply for it? I'm confused.
This is Apparel Production, not film, photo or show production! Long-term freelance and freelance-to-perm Production jobs at great fashion companies! Candidates should have sweaters experience, knowledge of gauges and yarns, management experience, great Excel, and a great attitude! Positions available immediately!"
So at the recent yarn swap I picked up 12 balls of Cascade Fixation. Cream Cascade Fixation, but I've been in contact with Dye Goddess Claudia on how to fix that. My problem is deciding what to do with 12 balls of Cascade Fixation. Can I just tell you that there are some ugly ass patterns out there for this yarn? My god! The bikini in Stitch n'Bitch, while silly, actually has a touch of style. I mean, what girl didn't want to be Wonder Woman when she was a girl? But this, or this, these, or (Oh, the pain! Make it stop!) this. Why, god? Why? Why do knitters/crocheters have such horrible design sense?
So, yeah... Anyone have any half-way decent designs they think might work for a stretchy, cotton sock yarn? And I think a couple skeins might have to towards me being Wonder Woman. Maybe not in public, but around the house for sure. Or I could get a job as one of those sexy maids. Umm... yeah... sorry about that mental image. This line of thought stops here.
And am I the only one who thought the "Lasso of Truth" was a pretty sucky weapon? While I ran around in my little UnderRoos trying to lasso everything, it still seemed a bit weak.
So, I am now a published knit designer. Fancy. Head to MagKnits and check out my nippertails pattern. I'm so excited. I wanted to thank my friends Aimee and Jackie for being kind enough to model for me. Of course I had short hair when I needed to have this hat modeled. That wouldn't have worked out so well, would it?
For those of you out there with ideas, you should definitely try to get them published. Kerrie is really nice and answered all my questions. It's fun.
This is my favorite part of the entire project though. It's the (disgustingly cute) tiny, little mock up I made so I could figure out how to make the turtlenecks. Here's Pooh making his debut and modeling it for us. It doesn't quite fit him right, but it's still adorable.