I cast off the February Lady Sweater on Friday, gave it a light steam block & wore it to City Nits on Satruday but was not happy with how it looks ..... somehow I don't like the look on me & just can't figure out what was wrong.
I had enjoyed knitting this sweater & the construction is fabulous as it's all in 1 piece - the finishing was so quick, just sewing in the ends. The yarn, Dream In Color Classy, is so lovely & soft to knit with.
The sweater fitted me perfectly!
SO, WHAT'S THE PROBLEM ?
After some consultation with fellow knitters, we think we found the problem - it's the sleeves ! Although I intended to have 3/4 sleeves, somehow my measurement of 3/4 seems to fall short & therefore the sleeves seem to be sticking out of my body & just don't look right. I was so happy to be able to pin down the problem & so last night, I happily frogged the garter end of the sleeve & knitted more repeats of the lace pattern - it's so great that I was able to just pick up the stitches & continue knitting the sleeve - that's the advantage of a top down pattern. So now I am extending the sleeve by another 10cm so that it will be a proper 3/4 ! It will be a proper FO soon.
I am still loving this sweater & the lovely coconut buttons .....
By the way, I have new sock blockers ....
I made these blockers from plastic place mats that I just bought from IKEA when I visited the new super store on Thursday. It's only A$1.95 for a pack of 4 & I can make 4 pairs of sock blockers. I love these blockers as they are great when I am drying my handknit socks & keeping them in perfect shape.