I’ve had a bit of a set back. I’d been working on designing a pullover for weeks and I was pretty darn excited about the whole thing. It looked great… in my head. After spending lots of time working out grading the pattern for multiple sizes (and pulling out lots of hair getting the math to work) and making the charts, I started knitting up the pattern in my size. I finished the body of the sweater on Saturday and blocked it.
But I went to bed that night with this little dark spot in my mind. This spot was telling me that the patterning on the front of the sweater just wasn’t obvious enough. It was too short in length along the torso and wasn’t standing out in the yarn I had chosen. I decided I would sleep on it and decide in the morning how to proceed. But when that doubt creeps in, it’s hard to get rid of, and really, I had already decided before my head even hit the pillow that this design just wasn’t working out. The item before me wasn’t matching the picture in my mind.
I think I know what needs to be done to fix it. But I need different yarn and to redo the math, so this design is on hold for now. On the bright side, the body fit quite well, so it wasn’t the sizing that was off. And that gives me enough confidence to try again with something else.
So, this week…
Knitting: I having been meaning to make a everyday, grey v-neck cardigan to add to my wardrobe for a while now. I’m taking this chance to design my own. And if I’m successful, it may become my first real garment design. So far, I’ve finished the ribbing and the pocket linings. Did I mention it has pockets worked seamlessly with the body of the sweater. It’s a great design feature I first found in Andi Satterlund’s Armande, and I love it.
Reading: I need to renew my library card for the year, so I’m currently shut out of the library website and can’t renew my checkout on Crown of Midnight. So for now, I’m back to reading Shadowscale. But honestly, my reading time has just plummeted since I’ve begun designing knitting patterns. There’s just not enough time in the day and I hate that my reading time is what got co-opted into pattern writing. I’m trying to work on it.
Linking up with yarn along and KCCO.