Monday, January 22, 2007

RIP Eunny Vest

I'm very disappointed about it, but unfortunately, I think the Eunny vest isn't going to get finished. I had some hope that sewing down the steeks would make it feel around my shoulder area better, but, after almost finishing that process and trying it on, I realized that it wouldn't. I thought I would take a photo of myself wearing the sweater so you can see what I mean.

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The body part fits OK, but it's too wide just above my bust and to my shoulders. I feel like it makes me look like a football player or something. It isn't different from problems I have had with other handknits to be honest. My body is just oddly shaped. When I looked at the shaping on the vest, I thought it would be alright, but I guess not! There are still strings hanging from it, and I'm thinking there always will be. I'm sad and frustrated about it, but I've had a feeling for a while now that it wasn't going to work out.


Blogger Melissa said...

oh no! so sad!! Can't you just rip back to the beginning of the armholes and adjust? otherwise it is a great fit

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Marisa said...

I flipped through the "Knit Fix" book at Barnes and Noble last week, and she gives some ideas for fixing after the garment has been seamed. It might be worth a look and the experimentation?

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Kris said...

Maybe you could rip out the armhole ribbing and re-steek the holes. I would think that you could use the shape of a top that fits you well, subtract the width of the ribbing, and crochet or machine stitch at that point, then re-knit the ribbing. Definitely a pain (and you may want to leave it in time out for a while) but the vest could still be saved. :)

9:48 PM  

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