Thursday, October 14, 2010

Success and Failure

I made two sweaters for family pictures this year.  I guess from there it might look like they are both successes, but alas! one is definitely not.  The blue sweater turned out great.  The brown one is my own design and while it seems pretty, it falls off my shoulders constantly, and is scratchy and hot.  (Imagine knitting in a few cat whiskers here and there, and you know how I feel when I wear it!)  Not the best yarn.  Knit and learn.  Ironically I wore the brown one for some pictures because it went better with everyone else's outfits, and it was only for a few moments.  I need to consult the experts and then once I figure out what went wrong with the construction, it will be donefor. 

Details for the blue sweater:
Pattern:  103-1 Jacket in Eskimo or Silke-Alpaca with A-shape by the DROPS Design Team.
(that's a name)
Yarn:  Cascade Yarns Eco-Wool, just over 1000 yards. 
Needle:  US 10

Mods:  My only modification was that I changed the gauge.  Otherwise I pretty much followed the pattern exactly.  Oh wait, I did knit it backward (left and right-wise) because the one I'd seen was photographed in the mirror and I liked it.  It was kind of a psychological experiment.


cheryl said...

I like them both but really like the blue one.....also like your darker hair color.

audreypawdrey said...

They are both beautiful! The blue is stunning. Your hair looks great dark! Hope you have been doing well!

Thimbleanna said...

You're right -- from here they both look great! You'd never know that you've had trouble with the brown one -- I love them both!

StarSpry said...

I think they're both very lovely sweaters. Sorry the brown one is so uncomfortable :( I bet the family pictures look great!