Thursday, April 05, 2007

I've been working on this little cotton jacket, in anticipation of Spring. I was really inspired by Flare over at Knit and Tonic. I envisioned a smart little jacket to wear with the perfect jeans and a stripey tee. I love my jacket, I really do, but there are so many things wrong with it!

I really don't like the way the stitches strech where I picked up for the neck band. I feel like I picked up in the wrong spot, but it's only on this side. What the hell? There's also this really lumpy bit on the garter stich edge where I joined a new ball of yarn. Just because I was lazy and I didn't want to knit back any stitches and join in a less conspicious place. Oh, well. Too late now.

Like, what the hell is this? My gauge mysteriously becomes gi-normous. I thought this would resolve itself. Maybe it still will with a good washing.

Blech! So I'm knitting the first sleeve now, and hope to have it all done by the weekend so I can give it a little wash in my parents' machine (for free). My photographer's back in town so I may have some pics as early as next week.


Sarah said...

I've had that problem with the mysterious stretching neckband-pickup stitches. I usually go back and tug the yarn through to redistribute and spread the extra out more evenly across the row - it's a pain in the butt, but worth it not to have the freakish stretch area. Can't wait to see your jacket finished!

MUDNYC said...

Oh, it will all come out in the wash, have faith -- it'll be beautiful!

illanna said...

I love the color of your jacket! It's going to be lovely so don't worry about the stitches- everyone will be waaaayyyy more focused on how awesome you look in it. See you in 2 months!!

Macoco said...

The color is so pretty! I agree with the people above, I think it will look great in the end - and worth the effort.