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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Garment Nightmare!


Well the idea was simple and the knitted cropped cardigan looked good enough in my minds eye.....BUT why is it that every garment I knit LOOKS HORRIBLE on me? I knitted an entire cropped cardigan with 3/4 sleeves in 7 days..... What do I have to show for it? A filthy house, with a strange odor and a pile of yarn that was ripped this evening! Yes folks it a goner! Let me tell you this yarn I used was golden! Bluemoon fiber arts worsted (Twisted, Marbles) only I had 560 yards of it and purchased cascade 220 to coordinate... Yeah right big mistake! It just didn't look the way i wanted it :(

Just one garment thats it! I don't ask for much! Just one stinking sweater or cardigan that acutally makes me look spectacular instead of scary!

Is anyone really reading this? I haven't commented on blogs in two weeks! what can I say? I'm soooo in a funk. HELP!

Give me ideas people! this is exactly why i haven't clothes shopped in 6 years! What the heck will good on this dumpy frame? any patterns you have in mind?? Please clue me in!

I have 1400 yds of some encore... maybe i should just make a modest stripe with the blue moon fiber arts yarn? who knows?

I have no clue when I will pick up needles again :(

8 Comments:

Blogger Zonda said...

Sorry to hear about the frogging! It is lovely yarn! I too have the same problems with clothes and 2 tops I've knit so far. I so feel your pain! Probably why I am usually knitting socks or purses lately!

Take care! :) ((Hugs))

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cropped cardigan looks good in the picture. Too bad you didn't like it on. Why not go to a department store and try on different styles of cardigans to see which style looks best on you? It will give you a better idea of what to knit next time.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I attempted to start a sweater for myself awhile back - it's unfinished though. I have a feeling things won't look good on me either. Sorry to hear about your experience with the cropped cardigan. Nothing makes you feel worse than to make something and then have to frog it :o( Wool winder has a good idea, about trying on different cardigans and sweaters...I should do that myself - only I'm afraid nothing looks good on me presently...

9:52 AM  
Blogger traveling knitter said...

Even though you've been thrown off the knitted garment horse you gotta get back on! :) FYI my Bloglines didn't pick up your new entry...I don't know why.

11:06 AM  
Blogger BLACK DOG KNITS said...

Of course we're reading - we are loyal!!!
Sorry to hear about the frogging. I'm going through a 'nothing looks good on me' phase as well - at least u have 2 gorgeous kiddies to show for it...
Hang in there babe. x

http://black-dog-knits.blogspot.com

3:53 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You know, I find very few crop cardi's that look good on women with curves! Including myself.

My Mom bought me a cardigan that kind of looks like the cut away cardigan and I hardly wear it because it accentuates things I don't want highlighted!!!!

I think socks will look great in that yarn! ;)

That is one of the reasons I am knitting an unfitted cardigan in big needles. I KNOW it will fit and maybe flatter but will definitely keep me warm.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Catherine,
So sorry about the cardi. The yarn is beautiful and I am sure the right pattern will come along.

6:48 PM  
Blogger inukshuk71 said...

Catherine, could it be perhaps that when you try on a new knitted garment you are looking at your reflection with the eyes you had before you had two children? I think if you learn to appreciate your curves and feel pretty and wonderful despite them, because you are, your knitting will look a whole lot better.

Audrey (a curvy girl whose boyfriend helped understand curvy is also pretty)

6:19 AM  

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