3.18.2007

that d*mned vest

do you remember that "problem" i was having with my gauge calculations? well, here is the solution that i came up with. i think it's a nice detail that brings out the dark bits in the varigation of the yarn.



well, i must have been totally sloshed when i was workin' on this project...i totally forgot to adjust for the difference in guage when it came to the neck hole. i followed the shaping of a pattern from "knitting with balls", but i guess it totally slipped my mind (or i was totally drunk) that i was using a different yarn (and different pattern at that) than what's in the book. so, by the time i added the ribbing around the neck hole, and bound off...the opening was sooooo small. i thought perhaps i just bound off too tightly. so i took it apart, and redid the 2k,2p ribbing around the neck and painstakingly did a knit two, purl two bind off. which, as expected, produced a much looser edge, but not enough to allow a head through.



so, once again i have pulled out the ribbing at the neckhole, and i am in the process of un-seaming the shoulders....i am going to tink the left and right front panel down to where the neckhole begins, and reknit using a much more agressive decrease sequence. other than THAT....i am totally loving this vest, the colorway and the pattern is great, i just can't wait to wear it!!

6 comments:

justJENN said...

Knitting with balls sounds painful.

dickie said...

hope it all works out in the end!
the color looks great. =)

bunchkin said...

Ughh. I am having "issues" with my knitting, too. Good Luck!!

Dave said...

I don't like to laugh at other people's problems, but that picture of you trying to get the vest on is hilarious!!

KnitXcorE said...

the vest looks good..... even if you can't pull it over your head. just wear it like that, you'll look fierce.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaaa. G. looks hilarious in the vest. Love it. -Randy.