Ganked from Pam's blog today: (thanks sweety!)
Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.
My personal knitting conquests LOL
And now the WTF was I thinking part....
I just completed my Tuxedo Jacket from Twinkle's Big City Knits.
At 2:17 am this morning.
I was sitting in bed while John slept, completing the second sleeve, seaming them and weaving in ends, la la la - and watching "For Love Of The Game" with Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston - and was feeling pretty good about only taking 6 weeks to actually complete a sweater without losing the project bag, losing stitch counts or any other of my previous disasters...
No such luck. I wasn't getting off that easy.
I tried on the sweater this morning before going to work and cried.
Now, not withstanding the fact that it still needs to be blocked, but OMG it looks TERRIBLE on me. Awful. The only way it resembles anything like the FO in the book is if I put it on a clothes hanger or lay it out on the bed. See, I'm too fat for these patterns but I tried to talk myself into thinking if I just modified the patterns to fit my measurements then it would be fiiiiine. 5 & 1/2 skeins and 6 weeks later I have a beautiful chair cover. The pictures of the original FO/pattern in the book are on a tall willowy skinny wisp of a model who is most likely a size 4 and 6 feet tall and she looks great in her white TJ sweater. I look like a tree stump. I need to lose like 80 lbs before I can successfully pull this look off. Or go back to 1987 when I was skinny and dressed like Sheila E.
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