Not Gonna Happen
Remember that men's sweater I mentioned a few days ago....well, it ain't happenin. This debacle cements the fact that I am not a fan of top-down knitting. It may seem like a fast option but I don't like the concept of clothing made all in one piece. I envision ill-fitting improperly shaped garments and this time my vision was a reality. Due to 4 or 5 extra rows, (yeah, I free formed it and didn't follow exact directions..my bad), the sweater was an extra large and the armholes turned out to be XXXL. I'm so put-off by the whole thing that I'm just scraping the project.
Instead I'm going to contribute a few men's hats to the charity event. The pattern is the first I ever designed. It's just a simple hat that is knit flat and seamed.
Other things that ain't happening
The felted boots from the new Interweave . The first picture is deceptively attractive.
But the second, looks like big muppet feet. Look closely. The shoes don't even match. I already have big feet. There is NO WAY I'm going to accent them with felted clown shoes.
Anything modeled by the scary haired model...ain't gonna happen. The unkempt look is not a good selling point and will deter me from making anything she has on. All I'll remember is that hair.
Anything modeled by the droopy breasted model. If there is any danger of "the girls" looking like that in a top... it's not gonna happen. And a note to Interweave Knits...this isn't high fashion runway. This is everyday people knitting. Bras shouldn't be optional.
And just for fun, I thought I'd throw in this pic from p.82...
What does this look like to you?