Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Problem with Big Projects

The problem with big projects is that it can effectively seem to the outside world that you have given up the art of knitting to pursue a professional tiddly wink career. Whilst I have long thought myself a shithot tiddlly-winker, I have in actuality been knitting, all be it on large projects.

One is finally finished! Okay I confess that the actual knitting was finished some time ago (at least a week or two) but given my great love of seaming, it had been waiting patiently for a bit. It is amazing how you can convince yourself that it is imperative that you get other things done first and besides "It isn't even winter yet".

Well I finished last night which was ideal timing given that winter seems to have arrived today (brrrr, it was 4 degrees this morning) and I got to wear it to the market and out shopping.

Pattern: Climbing Vines Pullover by Joëlle Meier Rioux
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in Old Sage (5 skeins)
Needles: 4mm for rib, 5mm for body.
Comments: I have lengthened the sleeves by about 5 cms after the increases, they just seemed to short for a heavy jumper. I also had no hope of stopping the lace work where the pattern dictated and making a front the same length as the front. Had I of thought about it I would not have done the yarn overs that have resulted in a holey type arrangement at the top.

There was one source of help for my seamaphobia, Knitting Daily sent out links to vertical and horizontal seaming tutorials. I highly recommend them if you are a fellow sufferer.

By the way, a quick Public Service Announcement. Jason took my photos for me as he often does (bless his little heart). However, being a bloke, he was so involved in the technical aspects of the photography that this happened:

Sweetheart, surely even you can see the bunching, the unsightly rolls and the bad posture! PSA: Men might take technically good photos but they are crap at telling you you look terrible!


sweetp said...

It looks great, nice colour.

I have the same problem - my photographer is my 6yo DD and she gets sidetracked by other things, I look through whats she done and there is always random ones of her feet or the sky lol

Fi said...

Gosh you are brave posting the "outtake"! I always get Shane to take one, and then give him more direction. Normally there is something remotely savable in the mix.

Great jumper - I love that lace pattern.

Sam said...

Looks great, even in the reject photo!

Sandra - Tricô e mais Tricô said...


Alrischa said...

Nice pattern, and it's a great Autumny green, and looks really warm. Big projects are a bit hard on blogs, but they're totally worth it.