Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Hmmmm, Methinks My Sweater Is an F+++...........
Ok, so I tried to knit my first sweater. That kooky gal over at The Young Dairy Farmer's Wife knitted herself a coupla sweaters and I thought, well heck maybe I can do that.....well well well, lets just say it didn't go well.
I'm a big gal and so I was worried about it not fitting me; therefore I made it the largest size possible. I'm also a very tight knitter, so in order to get the gauge correct, I had to use needles that were about 3 sizes bigger than the pattern called for, AND again because I was worried it wouldn't fit, I made sure to knit as loose as I could. To continue with my list of woes, because the stitches were so loose, when I seamed it up it is atrocious......plus I mattress stitched the seams and I did them backward, so the nice smooth side is inside!
Now, before I show you the picture of my sweater, please remember I said it was my very first sweater as well as all the intel I gave you in paragraph two...........also, there is a light at the end of this sweatery tunnel, I already had the yarn in my stash, so I'm not out any cash!
K, if you think you are ready, here goes............feel free to laugh yourself silly, but if you pee your pants don't expect any sympathy from me!
I'm moving on to socks.........maybe next winter I'll try a sweater again!