Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tempting is done

So, I finished Tempting, and I would not use the word "tempting" to describe my version of the pattern; "cutesy" would probably be a more appropriate term. I'll post pictures later. It could be the ribbon or it could be the yarn that has rendered this garment so little-girl looking. The yarn is sort of fuzzy/puffy and it makes the thing look like a child's shirt. Add this to the fact that it is light purple, and we're on our way to Cutesville already. When you throw a ribbon around the top and make a little bow in the front, well--all I can say is, "I should have known."

I'm not sure why I thought it would be a great idea to knit a top that features a bow. It looked good and sexy on the pattern designer/model, so I figured I'd have the same results. No. Not even close. Don't get me wrong, I do like it and I will wear it; I simply didn't think I'd look like an overgrown child star when wearing it.

Here's another problem it has: the bottom edge does not sit flat. I'm not saying that it curls up, but it does creep up a little and results in a bit of a poofing-out around the hip area that appears to be a spare-tire-style bulge circling my waist.

Do I sound overly critical? Sure. It's just how I am.

But, regardless, it is my first shirt, and I will wear it with pride, no matter how stupid I look in it.

On to other things: finish T's shirt, which is really only about 1/5 done; finally decide which pattern to use for my first sweater (hourglass, banff, this one from Yarn Girls' Guide to Beyond the Basics, the name of which I cannot recall right now); start a cute little nautiloid; make some kind of slippers for my family to give them at Christmas; and felt something, anything. hehe.

Tempting pictures tomorrow or tonight, I promise.


heatherfeather said...

i vote hourglass!

and i can imagine what you mean about the poochiness at the hem... stupid cast-ons...

littlegoat said...

I really want to do that one, and I think it'll be extremely easy.

I'm just not sure the yarn I bought a bunch of, Knitpicks Sienna, would be very good for it. It's pretty bulky.

I should just go buy Last Minute Knitted Gifts and shut the hell up about it.