>> Thursday, November 12, 2009
My clasica coat is in knitting death throes, aka being frogged. Oh clasica coat how did I love thee? Well so much that this is killing my love of knitting, momentarily of course. The sleeves are waaaay to long. The front hangs a bit cockeyed and the whole thing weighs close to one hundred pounds. One of these by itself could probably be fixed but after painstakingly seaming it together and then being almost done and having this many problems, well it is too much for me to take and it is being frogged and hopefully forgotten.
After so many problems with knitting sweaters for myself I am a bit depressed. Here is a link for the first sweater I knit for myself and a little problem I had with gauge. If you want a good giggle click and check it out. My neckdown hooded cardigan turned out well enough but just didn't fit right. It too has been frogged and is awaiting a reincarnation.
My knitting seems to be fine it is just the fit that eludes me. The knits for my children turn out great. My daughter is wearing this dress for the third time this week and has requested a winter version, long sleeves and the bottom of the dress needs to touch her toes
So back to the drawing board. I am going to take the yarn from my clasica coat and cast on for the ubiquitous Fireside Cardigan inspired by The Holiday. I have pulled out all the design books I have and my tape measure in the hopes that I'll finally get it right.
After all of this knitting heartache a little fall sweetness was in order. Gingerbread cookies with dark chocolate chunks. Seriously delicious. I have dug out cookie recipes from all corners of the house and with my children snuggled up next to me on the sofa we have poured over them. Picking this one and that one to make. Queuing up baking recipes much like my knitting in Ravelry. Holiday baking is in order for this weekend. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend too!
P.S. I have one knee sock knit for my daughter and the other one started. Hopefully I'll finish it this weekend.