When we last visited PT’s Christmas Present I was mostly breaking from it. The sleeves were taking FOREVER, and I couldn’t see it ever ending. It was really boring, even with knitting them both at the same time.
But since finishing my Girl Friday Sweater I haven’t had any big projects in the works. I’ve been chipping away at my list of presents to make, but it forced me to suck it up and finish those sleeves.
And finish I did! A little too much, actually.
I’ve been using this blue H&M sweater that PT wears a lot as kind of a gauge for the size of this sweater. The style of the sweater isn’t worn as closely as the blue sweater, so I was shooting for slightly bigger.
You can see how close the body is! The collar pops up bigger, and it is a little longer.
But those sleeves! How did that happen?
It’s like three inches longer. PLUS -
Despite taking 10 stitches off both sleeve totals, those stupid sleeves are still too big I think. I studied the Ravelry project page for this sweater and everyone noted how huge the sleeves were. But it looks like I should have eliminated at least 5 more stitches from the pattern, totaling 15 extra stitches for the sleeves? That is insanity.
So my dress form has boobs, obviously.
And I have boobs. And hips!
So it is very hard to tell what this sweater actually looks like. I know the back looks good!
And the sleeves look long.
But I love the side ribbing, and the bottom ribbing that I added.
And I’m glad the collar doesn’t look like a douche popped collar. I was worried about it. And the shoulders look manly! I’m so tempted to run outside to look for a PT sized boy and make him try this sweater on.
So I took this zip up Ann Budd design and made it a pull over! Potentially gigantic sleeves and all. Better a little long than a little short, I think. Worse comes to worse I can fix them later. I guess.
Now I just have to run over to JoAnn and get some toggle buttons for the front closure. Who needs a zipper when you’ve got toggle buttons?!
And with that I have no projects listed on ravelry as in progress. And right now, looking around my apartment nervously for something to do, there is nothing to do. Will I make it to January 1st before starting to knit my next sweater?!