Thursday, October 18, 2007

Not-quite-finished Object

Well, I finished and blocked Hopeful:

Unfortunately, it's a little short in the torso. It needs another 2ish inches of straight work between the hip decreases and bust increases. Blocking seemed to help, but once it's on, the body curves take up all the length. Oh well, I'll just have to do my secret-ninja cut/knit/graft thingy. But not anytime soon.

Ambrosia works up into a lovely Hopeful, but isn't really a ideal yarn for the project. Alpaca is just too warm for a short-sleeved sweater (duh). It also gives me the pricklies against the skin. (It's not at all rough; in fact, it's buttery and silky. But something about alpaca just prickles me.) I may have enough yarn to knit it down to 3/4 sleeves. If not, I can always wear it with a jacket.

I have to say, though, I love this pattern. The design is adorable, and the construction is so clever. I'm just wild about shortrow sleeve caps: there's no seaming, and the shape is perfect.

Also shown in the photo:
- Una
- a blanket I made from Red Heart Light & Lofty over two years ago, and whose ends only got woven in this week (after the photo was taken)

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Blogger TheWantonSeedStitch said...

Man, I should talk to you about shaping. We have similar shapes, and that fits you so nicely. Personally, I prefer shorter lengths much of the time, because I feel like longer stuff accentuates my thighs too much, whereas shorter stuff accentuates my (much less aggravatingly big) waist and hips.

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