Thursday, April 02, 2009

not quite sure...

The Whisper cardigan continues - I've completed the ribbing around the neck and back opening, and have started the bottom part. I'm into the variegated yarn now, and I love how the colours fade into one another, as well as blend into the solid gold.
The problem I'm having is I'm not sure about the cardigan itself. I love the yarn, and love the fabric it's creating, but I'm unsure that this style of cardigan will work for my body type. I've got a "rack" as my husband kindly puts it, as well, there's too much of me directly below said rack. This style of cardigan tends to accentuate the parts of me that do not need accentuating.
This is my problem a lot. I find a pattern I love and knit, not necessarily taking into account what the final product will look like on me. (My excuse is always the same - "if it looks like hell on me, I can always give it as a gift".) The problem with this is I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THIS AWAY! I really love it - the colours, the yarn, everything. I may have to do some creative finagling to make this work.
I also need to start looking at myself in the mirror a little better...

5 comments:

Brenda said...

From the magazine photo, I would never make this cardi. But ravelry has some great versions. The most appealing to me are the ones with lengthened bodies.

Karen said...

I'm guessing you are a good enough knitter to figure something out that will make this right for you.

Lucky Canuck said...

If you don't end up loving it, just chalk it up to an experience, gift it and move on. But it may end up being something that will work well after all, so give it a chance!

KnitTech said...

If you don't like how it's turning out design something you'd like.

Carol said...

I'm sure there is a wy to finagle it. I think making it a bit longer and the making ties for the bottom to make it a wrap around would be one option. I want to make this too and have "tummy issues", as in I have a tummy, so I am thinking up different ideas. Maybe a bit wider in the front so I could put a tie closure? Hmm....