Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mookie Gone Wild!!!!

Can you spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R.
It's the only word to describe what happened to Mookie, may it rest in peace.
My son's sweater went oh so wrong. I knew the sleeves would be a little too long, I wondered if the body was long enough for him...but this! This I didn't expect...
Hey, remember that episode of the Cosbys when Denise tried to make a shirt for Theo? Well, this is my knitted version! ROFL
All we could do was laugh, no need in crying; though I really wanted to. Everybody was so amazed at what a good job I did even though the sweater didn't come out as planned. Noooow I remember why I'm better at crochet.
Will I try again with this yarn, I think my son's face says it all. I'll just stay away from the super bulky stuff for now thank you. Will I attempt another sweater? I think so; after all, I did get the length right, he loved the neck, everybody loved the cable. So where did I go wrong? I think it's the drop shoulder which lead to the sleeves being way too long. Even though drop shoulder made it easier to keep the sweater even and show less distortion, it was not a great idea for the shoulders of this top. Also my son's arm girth was underestimated so that wasn't quite right either. I guess it's back to the drawing board on this one. I'll salvage this yarn and make a few scarves, a shawl or something. So now I have a new mission, I can not be defeated by the needle...I ain't goin down like at!! My non-resolution list for the new year will include making (knitting) sweaters that fit.

Keep stitchin'

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