Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ghosts and Gurus

First, I must show you the very cute little ghost-in-a-tin that I received from the lovely Sara in the Monster Living in a Tin swap I was in. He's a bookworm ghost, and he's very cool.



Alright, so remember when I said that the Wicked is my guru? Well, the problem with gurus is that they test you. Observe:



Looks like the sweater's pretty much done, right? Just a few ends to weave in and then... But wait....
What's this?



It's the hem. It looks like it's...



Why, yes. It's rolling. It's goddamn rolling! The seed stitch hem called for in the pattern is all F'ed up. So I'm going to, say it with me, rip it back and knit it again. How many times have I ripped back on this sweater? I've lost count. When I reknit it I'm going to do it in the crossover ribbing of the neckline and cuffs on a size larger needle. This means that almost nothing of the written pattern has worked out for me. I have changed almost every detail on the pattern. But it still looks like a Wicked, doesn't it?

Also, look at that pooling! Geez! Why why why didn't I choose a solid color? Blech. So, should I leave it the color it is, or should I try to overdye it with something darker? Any thoughts? Vote now!

3 comments:

crashcourse said...

I'd say over-dye it. But I'm not a huge fan of variegated yarns with large color discrepancies. The shape is coming along nicely, though! Too bad about the hem.

Mairvin and Pals said...

Alright. You've convinced me never to take up knitting. Thank you.

Angela said...

A bookworm ghost?! How great is that?! I have never even heard of such a thing...and there it is, in a tin!!!!! I think the wicked sweater is great...I know many people don't like pooling, but I happen to be an exception to that rule and I think the color designs it creates are the fun of the project. I think the sweater is FABULOUS!!!!!