Another sweater done. And damn it, it’s too big.
Which is fine if you’re having a Good Day, you know, when you’re confident and your jeans look and feel good and your hair is working and you’re wearing this cute throw-over sweater.
However, there are those days when the jeans DON’T fit right and you’re trying to take pictures of yourself in your new sweater at night without the flash because OHMYGOD the flash makes you look like someone you don’t recognize, someone with way more chins that you had yesterday. Not a confidence booster. And a big ole wide sweater on top of that.
Meanwhile, what I should have done was just wait for daylight to take the pictures. I eventually figured that out, after a frustrating hour, and now I like the sweater just fine. For the Good Days, anyway. I won’t wear this while I’m PMS’d, I know that for sure.
Hi, can you see where I carry my cell phone? Speaking of new jeans, I need some…..
Pattern: Simple Knitted Bodice, by Stephanie Japel
Size: L (40-42) aka too big
Yarn: Brown Sheep Serendipity, color Chocolate Lily, 5 skeins used
Needle: US 5
I love this new yarn. It’s 60% cotton, 40% wool, and it’s soft and heathered and gorgeous. Also, I got dyelot #001 of this color, and I swear I felt like I was buying a first edition.
So in recap, I like the sweater. I like it for Good Days. I will NOT reknit (you know me, not a ripper), and I won’t even reseam it with the machine, although I was thinking about it. Might someday, but for now I’ll just enjoy the swinginess of it.
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