Well, that would be many things; it’s how I get out of bed every morning and face the day.
In this instance, however, it was the fact that one should be very, very leery of knitting patterns that show a garment only partially or show the models in odd poses and views.
I frogged the back of the vest since it was too wide.
I reknit it. Then I sewed it together, getting excited because I was getting closer and closer to wearing it.
Only to discover that it looked really dorky with the ribbing at the bottom paired with the flared sides. It looks a little that way in the picture, but really bad on one’s body, since the flares really flare out. One would not know this from the pattern, however, since one cannot see it, given the angle of the photograph.
So now I have several options:
- Deconstruct the sewing and reknit the sides so they don’t flare so much (at the same time I should make the armholes a little bigger). Disadvantage: the sides took a really long time to knit.
- Deconstruct the sewing and reknit the back and front so they aren’t ribbed at the bottom. Disadvantage: I’ve already reknit the back once.
- Wad it up in a ball and let it sit for a while. It’s getting too warm to wear wool here now anyway, so I have a few months to forget about it and come back to it fresh.
I’ve chosen option 3 for the time being, but I would be interested in any knitterly advice on the other two options.
More happily, my friend Lacy’s birthday was at the beginning of the month. I had knitted her a Sheldon turtle for the holidays this winter, so for her birthday it was time for the Dread Pirate Sheldon costume.
She stuck him in her (dry) aquarium in the art room . . .
only to be told by a fourth grader that “That turtle keeps staring at me.” Heh, heh, heh.