10/12/07

Sigh!...

Well Polka Dot is no longer... in my attempt to adjust the bodice area, I mangled the project and it has been trashed…. Sigh! I have about a 1-1/2 yds left maybe I can make something for my dd :]

BUT, I learned from it and have since moved on :0

Don’t get me wrong, although I’ve moved on, I still have a bitter taste over the polka dot debacle and I’m experiencing sewing lag. So to eradicate that bitterness I decided a knit project would help and browsed through my latest issues of knit magazines, and settled on a project from Knitting Universe Fall 2007 issue. Actually this is my first time purchasing Knitting Universe and my eyes settled on a simple but classic cardigan by Jean Frost, done in pink and red Cascade Yarns - called JaspeRed. Jean Frost's knit cardigan jackets are influenced by Coco Chanel, which exudes luxurious simplicity.

I substituted the yarn by going with Ella Rae Amity yarn, which is 25% wool/75% acrylic in a shocking blue, which I immediately attempted to return b/c I thought the blue was too shocking and for some reason I though it was more wool than acrylic. Well Seaport Yarn has yet to respond to my email. Oh Well, so to make the best of it, I decided to use it for the cardigan. I started the Cardigan on October 6th and have completed the back and right front panel, the body of this project is working up rather quickly, all in stockinette stitch (surprise… surprise, b/c I normally prefer garter). I must say, I like the yarn, there’s no splitting, no arsenal of fiber fuzz flying all over the place and the color has grown on me. I'm not sure if the shocking blue exudes luxurious simplicity....lol

19 comments:

tcusic said...

Are you referring to the brown with pink polka dots top you posted on 10/2? I fell in love with that top. Can't it be saved? Can you recut the flawed parts with your extra fabric? This top sort of inspired part of my fall/winter wardrobe.

How long have you been knitting? You always seem to choose the best patterns. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey

anna said...

oh no! not the pink & brown polka dots! i hope you're able to make something else really cute out of the remaining fabric.

loving the new handknit object. sometimes the shocking colors add an extra element to a pattern. ;-)

Cas... said...

I really like the color of the yarn. Very vibrant. Too bad about the polka dot top. I really liked that material. I hope you can make something out of the rest.

Virtuous said...

Sorry about the polkadots, but dang are you killin your knitting needles!! Go Gurl!!!

Adrienne said...

Eek! Sorry about that polka dot but your knitting looks great! I need to do some of that lol

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I wondered where you were and what you were up to. Sorry about the polka dot top - that happens sometimes! And I can't wait to see the blue cardigan finished.

Sheila said...

Happy Saturday all and Thanks for posting.
Yeah Polka Dot became a bummer. Well I tried to shorten the bodice because it was gapping and thought by shortening the bodice it would eliminate the gapping, which it did but ended up making it too darn short whereas the seam ran across my bosom... Yikes!! Then I attempted to tweak it for my daughter and the result was holy disaster...lol - Right then and there... it was destined for the trash.
The cardigan is coming along, I just finished the left front panel and now its time to start the sleeves and thinking is it possible to do 2 sleeves at one time like socks are done...ummmm?

PAJNSTL said...

awww... and I liked the polkadot top! :(

You are a Speed Knitter!!! LOL

Valerie said...

I'm sorry about your sewing mishap! However, you're knitting is as beautiful as ever. I think that blue paired up with a pair of black slacks and undershirt would look really cute!

Mary Sarah said...

Hi! Sorry about the polka dot top! I know how that goes. Your new knitted top looks great and I'm still amazed at how fast you work! I love the blue color. I know I'll see a finished sweater very soon!

Knitaholictoo said...

Pity about that polka dot top! It was really cute. Dang! you knit fast! I can't wait to see your cardigan. I saw Jean this weekend at STITCHES!

Tany said...

I'm sorry your sewing project didn't work out well...
This new knitting project looks so promising!!!! I love the color!

JerseyTjej said...

Those polka dots were hot! Sorry that they met their demise but that blue top is beautiful! I wish I could make something besides scarfs!

Lesalicious said...

Sorry that your polka dot shirt didn't turn out like you wanted at least you tried that's better then not trying learning from your mistakes helps you to keep trying and trying again. Like how the blue shirt is turning out can't wait to see it when you is done. :)

Brown English Muffin said...

This is how I did the black and white with color picture, click here.

Judy said...

Thanks for checking on the progress of the Dale baby sweater. The sleeves are more than half way done! Love the blue yarn you're using....can't wait to see it finished.

Valerie said...

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gold said...

Sorry about the polka dot!Yes you must move on.

I like that blue!Your project is looking good!

DebVA said...

Hey Sheila -

Lovin' the blue..... I'm slowly easing out of my earthtone fetish & this looks like a keeper. Have not finished the beachcomber tunic & knowing me, it will be finished just in time for next spring (lol)