Friday, March 6, 2009

Not Thrilled

I finally finished the bolero/shrug for Liat this afternoon. I am not at all pleased with the way it kind of bunches up on her back. It's not at all the way it looks in the photos on the website, and how foolish can I be for believing the photos were 100% accurate and honest?

After I saw the sweater on a live body, I went back and checked the pattern. Yep, I did follow the instructions correctly. I'm just not sure what happened. Maybe I should have picked up more stitches for the ribbed sections. Maybe I cast off too tightly (though it didn't seem like it at the time and the fabric wasn't gathered at all when I finished). Or maybe I need to tweek it a bit once she has it on, pulling it up over the shoulders some more...

Liat, being Liat, told me she likes the bunched up effect in the back (?!) and that it looks kinda "gangsta." That girl is just about the sweetest person in the world. Right now I can't face the thought, but maybe one day I will try re-doing the cast off and see if that helps. Otherwise, I might try redoing the ribbed portions that go around the waist and neck.

Or, I could always just leave it alone.


Oh, in case you were wondering, Liat is sporting some pink/purple streaks in her hair in honor of the upcoming holiday of Purim.


Anonymous said...

She's gorgeous and that look of delight--hey, she likes it! For that matter, I do too. So. Don't say a single fussing-mom word about it (although I do know how hard that is!)

LizzieK8 said...

It's gorgeous! But we all know, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"

Tama said...

I like it, too, but I can see where it would bug you, not matching the picture like that. but it's really pretty, and so is Liat :D

Joansie said...

It's gorgeous and so is Liat! Have you ever tried the Elizabeth Zimmermann cast off method. It's time consuming but I love the stretchiness of it.