I got the first half of my outfit finished this weekend. It’s probably not accurate to say I am “halfway” there, since it takes a lot longer to crochet a sweater than it does to sew a dress. I can whip that dress up in two days! (But will I? Time will tell… and I need it by this weekend.)
My thoughts? I like it, but I wanted to love it more. I’m not sure it’s the sweater that is disappointing me, or my body, but I suspect it’s a little bit of both.
While I can’t do much about my body by Sunday, I might be able to adjust the sweater. The sleeves are a little too fluttery for my taste, and I think I can rip out the scalloped edging and be happier. I’m also struggling a bit with how to button this sweater for the most flattering look. When I first tried it on, I had it buttoned near the top with button #2, but it made me look triangular. I’ve settled on button #3 now, which is under the bust line, and it’s a big improvement.
Still, I am on the fence about wearing this to a nice event. I thought the lace would make for an ideally classy accessory, but I have tried it on over a sheath dress, over a cami with a skirt, and over a tee with jeans, and I really like it best with the jeans. That may be because of the button thing, though. I hadn’t considered using button #3 until after I had already tried it with my party clothes. I may need another backyard fashion show to help me make up my mind…
Also, I kind of wish I had done it in a natural cream color. Next time, I guess!
On the positive side, once I had a few motifs under my belt, they became quite simple to make, and the joining became easier, too. It was an enjoyable project to work on, and I wouldn’t rule out making another sometime.
Pattern: Woodblocks Cardigan by Linda Permann
Yarn: Cascade Ultra Pima in Teal
On another note, I appreciate all of the support surrounding my announcement yesterday. And the orders. Holy cow, the orders! I am going to be really really really busy this month. Ack! (thank you)
And on yet another note, if you signed up for the sheet swap but didn’t get my email last weekend, please let me know!