New Sweater! June 26, 2010
that I will probably rarely wear.
Sadly, I'm just not happy with it. I've taken a few pictures, and trust me, it looks optimal in these. You might leave nice comments that it looks fine, yadda yadda, but truly, these are the best of the bunch. The fit isn't right, and I just don't know how to adjust it so that it is. I might be almost ready to give up (after wearing it for a couple of days and not liking how I felt in it):
Pattern: Lace Wrap Sweaterbabe #112
Yarn: Brooks Farm Mas Acero
Needles: US 7
I love the yarn --gorgeous, drapey stuff. And I like the IDEA of the pattern. It just didn't really work on me. Honestly.
But I can still grab a cat when necessary:
And hold it, too:
See, the problem is it slides off my shoulders at just the wrong times. And when fastened differently (it won't just hang open, not on my frame), it makes my hips look HYOOGE:
Those are not my hips! I don't know what they are!
Hello, WTF with the break in color at the mid-tricep? I have no idea.
Now, I have normal body issues about normal body parts, but one thing I'm sure of is this: my hips are not too big. Nor would I mind if they were. I'd love to take some padding off other parts and put it on my hips. This sweater is lying, and I don't like untrustworthy sweaters.
I'm not pleased. But that's okay. There is more yarn in the world, and I have some of it. More to follow.
And just for fun, you know you're in the Bay Area when a guy is up a pole...
...with his desk.
Oh, Albany Bulb, I love you.