New project

So this was supposed to be a summer project, but since I’ve become so busy at work and also gimp-arm’d, it is probably going to take a while (especially since my wrists still hurt. Improved, but achy.)

Here’s a sketch of what it looks like. (If I were on Project Runway, Tim Gunn would make a horrible face and say, “Hmmm.”) It’s going to be a cropped jacket with three-quarter length sleeves, and fairly tight, with maybe hook and eye closures. The shaded parts of the jacket are going to be a patterned stitch.



Here’s the swatch. The white part is just me thinking the yarn would look good mixed in with white, but apparently I was smoking crack, because it is Ugly. So the crossed stitch is going to be the border, and just stockinette for the body. 


Designing my own sweater as a beginning knitter may be a fiasco waiting to happen. So, keep reading and you can watch me and my errors as I go from sketch to (hopefully) a finished project. (Or, the part where I throw all my yarn into a dumpster and cry because I have chosen a project that is way too hard for me.)

Posted in Uncategorized at July 30th, 2006. Trackback URI: trackback

4 Responses to “New project”

  1. July 31st, 2006 at 2:01 pm #Adam

    Don’t give up. My advice, borrowed from someone much wiser in the ways of fashion: “Make it work.”

    Now, “carry on.”

  2. July 31st, 2006 at 6:57 pm #CL

    Drop those needles and go get some PIZZA!

  3. August 1st, 2006 at 4:49 am #lucy

    good to see you back – make sure you’re ready to knit before you do though!

  4. August 2nd, 2006 at 11:03 am #jenny

    Cute! I don’t think it is beyond your skills at all.

    I tried out stitch and pitch last night, btw, but I had to look down too much and eventually just put my needles away. (I am still on shaky ground with the continental knitting, but I’m hoping that the yards and yards of 2×2 and 3×3 ribbing I have in my future will change that.) It also started raining, and I was worried the dye would bleed.

    In other news, Project Runway is really making me want to sew. Because even the most complicated project I would sew (at least for day-to day wear) doesn’t take nearly as long (at least for me) as a lace sweater.