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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2005 04:08:16 PM »

right, so, i've done 12" of the back and finally held it up against my back to see how i like the fit. i've noticed that 2x2 ribbing looks better on me when it's very stretched out, so yeah. this thing needs to be a little more than 1/2 my high hip measurement. while knitting it i kept thinking "hm. this seems a little wide when i stretch it at all......"

yeah. it barely stretches to make it from one side to the other across my back.


damn. it. i really don't want to frog this yarn not only because, well, that's 12" of progress down the drain, but because this yarn, being a wool blend with little fuzzy thread things sticking off of it, does Not like to come apart. getting it to pull out of the center of the skeins has been enough of a PITA. i can't even imagine how much it's going to fight me yanking it out of ribbing.
soooo...........i think the pattern and a calculator and i need to spend some *ahem* quality time together figuring out roughly how many stitches around this thing should be for optimal curve-showing-off-ness. then i will cast on the Front first, since that's really the part of me that's trickiest to fit clothes to.



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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2005 09:49:57 PM »

my calculator and I have discovered that to make this look best it would have to be an XXXXsmall, but the adjustable numbers give out and become zeros if I go any smaller than XXXsmall.

DAMMIT!

oh well. i am doing this to learn, after all. i just know i'm going to have oodles of fun with the shaping >.<

OODLES.
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2005 04:50:17 AM »

as i thought, the shaping is evil. i read the pattern, i look at the schematic, and it makes no sense. i know it probably doesn't help at all that i'm really modifying this thing, but still! rawr.

most specifically, the dec section of the front. i look at the schematic and LO! it looks like increasing. not decreasing. oh well. i'm just going to increase it and worse comes to worst i'll end up frogging things. whee, but nothing i'm not familiar with.
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2005 07:15:29 PM »

Well, if all else fails, wouldn't using a thinner yarn help with the sizing issues? Or maybe I'm just odd. But it would be worth looking into, I'd think.

Oh well. I've got 9 inches of the back done, and one skein gone. I'm actually thinking it's going to be a little too large on me....but there is no way in hell I'm frogging this thing now.

Better large then small, I guess. Unlike some, I'm just too damn stubborn.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2005 04:35:44 PM »

just to beat the dead horse named Knitting Is A Drug, this is my project list:
-modify the Barbara wrap top from Adriafil so that it turns into a close approximation of the Sarah shawl collared cardigan from whiteliesdesign.com
Perhaps this will help move that project along more quickly...http://www.softmemories.com/AntiqueCrochet/free/index.htm It's crocheted, but it's pretty much the pattern(Click on 'Draped Bed Jacket).
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2005 09:38:40 PM »

i wonder if i can find a crochet-to-knit generator thing......


arigato, scifibimoncon8!
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2005 02:11:06 AM »

right, sooo...........i'm almost done with the front. i held it up to me to see how much more.........er.... .....strap... i had to knit, and realized that i want the middle section to be about 3" narrower than it is. the overall width of the piece is fine, but part of what makes that center horizontal ribbing so flattering is that is mimics princess seams.


oh god, i'm going to end up frogging ALL OF IT. but i think i'd rather start over than end up with a sweater i'm not perfectly happy with.


and today was going so well...........
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2005 11:51:29 PM »

i ended up starting over on the front  Undecided

fortunately it went faster than i expected and is now done. i should start on the back (again), but it occurs to me that i have a birthday present to make for my only friend. i shall whip that up and then get back to the.......er....... .back.


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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2005 02:51:37 PM »

HOKAY. the present for Frankie is done, and i'm halfway through with the back. bloody tedious 2x2 rib..........

my hands don't like this forced pace. i think i may have to not knit today.
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2005 02:07:54 PM »

The back is coming along, slowly but surely. Then...on to the front. And the sleeves.

It would have been done right now had I had enough money to buy all the yarn at once. Oh dear, dear, dear.

The problems of knitting on a budget.
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