Thursday, September 13, 2007

Yoke gone wrong...

Dear Tangled Yoke,

I was really looking forward to wearing you. You're so soft and warm, and I could already imagine all the cold winter days we would have together. But then...


You had to grow so friggin' huge when i blocked you! I know, I know, you're made of wool, and wool can be unpredictable when it comes into contact with water. And yes, I know, I should have blocked my swatch.


But still. Couldn't you have cut me some slack? What about shrinking a few inches around the waist? Would that be too much to ask?


Or how does losing a few pounds on the back sound? Could you do that for me?



Or maybe you're trying to give me some kind of hint. "Keep off the chocolate, or this is what you'll be wearing in a few months."

Now I can't decide if I'm going to sew some side seams on you and keep you, or if you're going to be a christmas present...

Oh well, at least I still have my new sweater project to cheer me up.


I'm making this sweater up as I go along. The yarn is Kauni multicolor, and the fair isle hearts are an adaptation of a lace pattern.


I don't know how much fair isle I will put in yet. But I really like the white-on-brown effect, so I'm guessing there will be more.

10 comments:

Minna said...

No voi Tangledia. Mutta hurjan kaunis se on (jos se nyt mitenkään lohduttaa..)!

Your SP said...

Oh no! It looks so great! Do you have pictures wearing it? How much bigger is it?
The fair isle looks great!

Amy said...

Ooh, I'm so sorry. :( At least your new sweater looks fabulous?

Pikku- Kettu said...

Voi ei! Villa se on toisinaan niin arvaamatonta.

Kauni- paita tosin on lohdutukseksi aivan uskomattoman upea!

said...

That is sad!! It's such a gorgeous pattern too. :( I would definitely find a way to take in some on the sides and keep it.

Your other sweater is so gorgeous though! The yarn makes it look impossibly complicated. And the little fair isle hearts are lovely.

Hege said...

The pattern is beautiful!

Liz said...

Forget tangled yoke, it wasn't meant to last! Your new sweater looks nice...you're clever to make it up as you go along. The yarn is lovely.

Amy said...

Could you layer the Tangled Yoke with other things for really cool weather...? It's so gorgeous!

kracicot said...

Good fit or not, you should still be proud - It's beautiful! Maybe it's still okay for wearing around the house? I hope so.

Jaana said...

Let's hope that Tangled Yoke becomes more suitful, it looks so beautiful. It somehow reminds me of the novel Little Women.
The new sweater is also great, the colours are absolutely delicious!