Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tweedy Mr. Greenjeans

Well, she's done. After languishing for 3 months with only a sleeve and a button band to do, I got a push from my knitty friends and finished it. It is a GORGEOUS sweater, with the perfect yarn. I will definitely be using the Kathmandu again, it is so soft and beautiful.

Here is a pic:


What? Oh you noticed that isn't me?? Yeah, that is because the sweater doesn't fit me. Again. Third time is NOT a charm to me apparently. Want proof?

Why I didn't keep it for myself

See that? Too short in the waist. Too big in the boobs.

Now, I know the pattern has issues with being too big in the chest area already. But I also stopped nursing my son, and lost 12 lbs since I started making this sweater. The combo is a sweater that just doesn't fit me. Dammit.

However, look at how good it looks on my mom who is 3 inches shorter then me:


She also has big boobs, which helps. Takes the sting out of it a little bit. Plus her birthday is coming up, and I didn't know what I was going to get her, so I guess that dilemma is solved.

Back of Greenjeans

It really does look so much better on her. That picture of me up there? it was the most flattering I could find. It really isn't a great sweater for me. It would be fab if it had a smaller chest and longer waist. Will there EVER be a sweater that I will make that I can wear? (sob.)

Pattern: Mr. Greenjeans

Yarn: Queensland collection Kathmandu Aran

Needles: KP Harmony DPN's and my Denises

Notes: I got the buttons from Joann's. I lenthened the sleeves by decreasing down to 48 stitches (the sleeves actually fit my arms well) and then knitting 3 inches before starting the cabling. Also added 4 buttons instead of just one. Definitely a fun knit, but I am a slow sweater knitter because I always have so many WIPS at a time.

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