Sep 10, 2012

Let's Try This Again

Remember this?


Well, it grew into this.


I was pretty happy with how the top was progressing but when Miranda tried it on, it fit snugly, which is to say that it hugged her slim body like a glove.  Being the sweetheart that she is, she said that she was fine with having a close-fitting sweater but let's be real:  the girl is going to grow and I don't think a snug top is the most comfortable thing to wear.  So, like any self-respecting knitter would do, I frogged the design and have decided to revise this original pattern ... another time!
This yarn is too yummy to let sit in my stash so I did a a little searching and found a pattern that matches the concept of the sweater Miranda had in mind.  I cast on the Diagonal Mesh sweater over the weekend and I'm enjoying this simple knit. I think this should go fairly quickly so fingers crossed!



15 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love the new fabric that you're making. Looks squishy!

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  2. Crossed fingers for you. That's too bad about the original, though. I know how you feel. I just frogged back a skirt that I was *this* close to finishing because it was going to be too short for my daughter. On well. It's a good investment in getting it right; otherwise it's a shame if it never gets worn.

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  3. Bummer! But your new start looks great, and like it will have the floppy shape I think she's going for. Just remember - you're getting more knitting pleasure for the same $$!

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  4. Ah, sizing is such a bummer. Lucky she's little! :)

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  5. I'm sure that take two will work out even better. I envy your patience with starting projects over. I become a basket case every time I have to frog something I spend so much time on.

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  6. Your daughter is lucky to have mom like you! I love that colour so I'm glad to hear that you're reknitting with it!

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  7. great attitude! i think that design will be a good substitute and the color is so great for mesh. i hope miranda knows how lucky she it!

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  8. Honestly, the pattern published by Lion looked pretty boring because of the color they used..but you've snazzed it right up and I'm adding it to my list!

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  9. I have a difficult time finishing the things I start and you are willing to frog something completed and start all over again! I admire that!

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  10. That's so pretty! Nice object lesson in patience and persistence too :)

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  11. It's a shame it didn't fit, because that was a gorgeous design, but I love the new one you're doing!

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  12. Sorry it didn't fit right! But the diagonal sweater is PERFECT for that yarn!

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  13. I really like what you were doing with the collar of your design. The idea has legs - you must develop it! The mesh sweater is lovely though, and Miranda will look very sweet in it. Good find!

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  14. This is such a fun design!!!!

    hugs

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