Thanks for the comments on my earlier freak out! I’m going to keep working on the jacket. I think I was just frustrated because I know I’m going to have to take out at least half of the seaming and try again. I may try making it close in the center as well (thanks for that suggestion!) I’m not easy to frustrate, but that amount of seaming came close to undoing me!
I also tend to be somewhat overly critical of my handknits… don’t get me wrong, I wear them all the time, but I do always feel a little self-conscious. So if something ends up looking unlike the picture in my head I may start over.
After dinner tonight I went to the bookstore and bought the summer issue of Knit.1. I’ve never liked Knit.1, mostly because the designs always seem a bit much. But they aren’t totally using Lion Brand yarns anymore (although there is still plenty) so I found some designs I like.
I especially like the 4th design, which is an empire waisted blouson sweater. It’s made in microspun (ick!) but I think it would be lovely in another soft, maybe a little fuzzy yarn. I have a whole ton of sportweight yarn waiting for a purpose! It’s also knit from the top down I think, and I’m about ready for one of those after today! I think the sweater with the diamonds is gorgeous (those are the different shades of organic cotton) although the sizing goes from a 27″XS to a 37″ small (which I assume is what the model is wearing…) The keyhole tank is cute, although I won’t make it, and I do still love any cardigan that ties. I don’t have an explanation for liking the dress, but I do (I would wear it over jeans though… I think it’s more of a tunic really.)
I cannot explain this though… this should not exist.
Ok… now I’m off to attempt surgery on my bedjacket. Thanks again for the comments – it really does help to have another set of eyes!