Thursday, January 29, 2009

Creative every day

I'm laughing out loud tonight as I tried on my first attempt at a sweater. It was an easy pattern, but as usual, I think of myself as much bigger than I really am, so I went for the larger size pattern. It's ENORMOUS! Yes, it needs blocking but also needs 2 inches off the arms and about 6 inches around the body. But I'm not going to do any of that. I'm going to wash and dry it and block it or whatever you're supposed to do. And then I'm going to enjoy it and try again.

Maybe I should sign up for those knitting classes.....

12 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your color combo is right on. Throw that baby in the washer.

Lynn said...

Funny. For years (and maybe sometimes still) my body image was one of seeing myself a good size larger or more than I was/am.
So I can relate.
The sweater is very pretty. And the knitting looks wonderfully done.
I hope you get a sweater close to the right size out of this. At least a comfy knock around in sweater.

It's not wool is it? If it is felt it and cut it up for art projects! That's what I would do. ;-)

marianne said...

Haha I know this!!!!
The color and texture are gorgeous however. Next sweater you know your size!
Thanks for all your dear comments on my blog this week Mim!
Later I will comment on your other posts.......
hug >M<

Artist Unplugged said...

That's funny but kind of a shame! It is beautiful!

Teri C said...

it is beautifully done and I love the colors. Wash it in hot water and dry it hot. Then wear it with pride!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh what a shame. Its so lovely too. and All that work. Maybe it will shrink when washed. Isn't it funny how we all do that bigger then we are image thing on ourselves. :)

sukipoet said...

It is lovely. I myself always wear clothes too big for me but that one is pretty big. Maybe you subconsciously made it for a friend who is big?? A marvelous first sweater.

soulbrush said...

how funny, i have made things too small once or twice. send me the wool and your measurements and i will knit it for you.

studio lolo said...

I'm just blown away that you could knit a sweater!! I can't knit and I can only sew buttons on...barely.
I missed that gene!

I hope this sweater becomes a comfy favorite after it goes through it's transition :)

ElizT said...

It's lovely. I couldn't bear to shrink something so pretty.

Debra Kay said...

My first official project is a rug-but no one will ever walk on it-it will be repurposed as a wall hanging.

Teri said...

Prettiest colors...if it was in my house, it would probably turn into a cat bed :)

Hey, I liked your new header and page so much...I had Genevieve do my Mewsings page, and she's working on my Curlz page next...

Teri and those cats