Monday, October 01, 2007

Exhibit A

In support of why I shouldn't wear drop sleeve sweaters. I present, my second Under the Hoodie:

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I think you all know the drill. The pattern is Under the Hoodie from Stitch n Bitch Nation, the yarn is a combination of the new Cotton-Ease (Violet and Taupe) and All Seasons Cotton (lost the ballband, so I'm not sure on the color). I made the 40" size, which for this pattern is the small. I used size 6 Addi Turbo needles.

I wouldn't necessarily call this pattern a success. I did learn something, though, so not all is lost. Basically, drop sleeve sweaters aren't the right style for me. After blocking, this sweater was about 5 inches larger than I normally make sweaters. However, I'm sure you can tell, it's too small for me. This is because the drop sleeve requries a lot of ease in the sweater in order to look right. Otherwise, the sleeves looks weird. It took me three times seaming the first sleeve to realize this. I wasn't doing it wrong - it just looks odd because the body of the sweater is too small.

However, it's not so tight that it's uncomfortable - it's just unflattering. I like wearing it, and I'll wear it to school tonight to see if it stretches out at all. I don't have high hopes, though, because I knit it fairly tightly.

Here's something funny, though - I got a good laugh out of it. Somehow, I got on an AARP mailing list, so I get some interesting mail. This one takes the cake, though:

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This is something I can't even begin to think about at this point! Joe says I got put on the list because I was born an adult, a reference to my early-onset maturity. I was one of those kids who liked hanging out with adults instead of people her own age. STILL!



Anonymous nyl said...

I like how they used a cute font to make the cremation sound really fun and exciting. :) Now I'm kind of jealous...Props to whoever gets a free coffin (with purchase of embalming).

I don't think your hoodie is as bad as you say, at least from the pic. It's no Rusted Root, but it definitely looks reasonable.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Disentangled said...

I agree with Nyl. I can see what you are saying about the sleeves, but the rest of it seems to fit you nicely.

And wow - I thought B's diaper samples were bad...

9:41 AM  

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