19 January 2009

A "Mitigated" Disaster

It's a lovely blustery wintery day outside - bouts of rain from darkened skies - made all the more enjoyable because I'm working from home today and can just see it out my window, while I sit cozily inside.


I loved this Phildar jumper when I saw it, even though I knew straight away that it wouldn't flatter me (i.e. it doesn't have a waist!). But I decided to try it out anyway. And it's not flattering - it's too ... teabaggy.

But, it's not an unmitigated disaster, because I did learn something. I had read awhile ago, on Lien's blog, how to shape a neckline using short rows. I tried it here, and it worked perfectly. I'm hooked. Especially as I hate picking up stitches. And, yes, by that I mean that I'm no good at it.


So even though I was sorely disappointed by how this jumper turned out (I was ready to give up knitting yesterday night), I'm now looking forward to the next jumper, where I can do a short row neckline again.



First things first, though, I've got some frogging to do. Sigh.

3 comments:

Siga said...

Afterwards you'll be relieved, so go and frog!

amanda said...

teabaggy? You've been living in England too long!

Thanks to the link to Liens place though. I hate the stair-stepping too so I really should try this out.

Lien said...

I'm so glad the short-row description was helpful for you- I'm always worried that what seems perfectly reasonable in my head is total gibberish to other people.

Are you sure you'll frog this? I know you don't like the lack of shaping, but it looks like it'd be a great hang-around-the-house-drinking-tea-and-reading-the-newspaper sweater.