Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sans Sleeves

When I was given the thumbs-up for my design submission for VK's Winter 2010/11 issue, I was thrilled!  My lazier side (more like a large portion of self) was even more thrilled to learn that they wanted my submission, but without the sleeves.  "Sure thing," I thought.  Why not?  It would make for a more interesting silhouette, and less knitting!  My devious side thought I was getting one over on them.

Huh.  I thought wrong.  Sitting down, I used the swatches I had knit-up for the submissions.  They even wanted me to use the same yarn I swatched in.  What could be better?!  Well.  Blah blah blah, long story short, my first attempt at the sweater was a big fat failure.  OMG.  Basically, it looked like a sweater missing its sleeves.  You simply cannot design a sweater with sleeves, and then knit up that same sweater, forget the sleeves and expect it to look normal.  No no no no no.  Let's just put an end to that nonsense right here, right now.

So, I had to knit it again.  But different.  The same, but different proportions.  Whatever.  Here's a sneak peek:

I'm so happy that I did it again and with the final outcome.  But honestly?  I'm over it.  Next!


Leila said...

Sounds like it's going to be really cool. I can't wait to see it!

Dani said...

Wow! i always wanted to learn how to knit!!