What was I thinking? Suzy brought this to my attention and I decided I had to confess. My last sweater wasn't knit in 2011, it was knit THIS year! Chicane is completely buttoned up, but since it hadn't been photographed and hadn't been added to my list of FOs, it was out of sight, out of mind. For good reason, I might add. The temperatures last month were too hot to even think about a photo shoot, but as soon as the weather changed, Suzy came to my aid and we took a few pictures.
There is more to this confession...Chicane doesn't fit very well. She's a wee LOT too big. She doesn't fit very well and its because I didn't use my knowledge, my common sense, or give much thought to the size I'd picked. No measurements and no real thought was given to my present shape or size. I just went with what I "guessed" would work. After knitting a gauge swatch I.just.knit. A sweater.
In part, I blame the sleeves. It was the elbows! They attracted me, they entertained me, and I went with a size I thought would work. Can you see how much room there is across the shoulders?
Yes, well, I could wear a football player's shoulder pads to make Chicane fit, but that's so 80s.
All is not lost, as I will wear dear Chicane (it's not her fault she's problematic) and I will enjoying her warmth. She'll still be a cozy sweater to wear this winter, but no fear...I have learned my lesson.
Well. I'm glad that's off my chest. I cannot wait to knit a sweater that fits me well.