Monday, August 3, 2009

I lied about the ribbing

I lied to you. I am so sorry.

I didn't mean to tell a lie, but I did. I told you that the Ditto ribbing was designed to avoid gathering in at the bottom, but I was wrong. Now that I'm several inches into the sweater, I'm frightened. I don't want that ribbing curling around my belly and butt! My bff, Theresa took one look at it yesterday and declared that she'd never buy a sweater with ribbing like that - and she's one of those skinny bitches who barely has a behind!

So I'm fretting. I'm already blocking the damn thing in my head, stretching out the ribbing and hoping that it will stay that way after it dries!

But I've got to move forward. If I had to do this all again, I'd make the sweater with a turned-up hem, but it's too late for that. If I turn back now, frog it all, and start over, I'll never get this damn thing finished - and I'll never know if my upsizing works. I've got to test this method! Because if it works, it means I can make almost any sweater I want - and then I can teach you this method, too.

So onward and upward - literally. This cardi is knitted from the bottom up. Now I'm working on the series of side decreases that will give me some much-needed waist shaping. I've got miles to go before I sleep - or at least finish the body of this sweater. Oh, how I wish I were a skinny bitch so sweaters took half as long to knit!

Don't tell anyone because I am NOT supposed to be buying knitting crap, but I got some really pretty new red yarn in the mail today. It was a steal from Ram Wools in Canada; 272 yards of 100% wool aran yarn for only $3.70 a skein! Plus it's a gorgeous red and ladies, I look great in red - if I do say so myself! Yet another reason to get this Ditto done...