Well, I did finally finish up that Rowanspun jacket. It even blocked out really nice:

(Please ignore electric guitar sticking out in the corner. Or, think I’m cool because of it. Either way is fine with me!)

The applied icord – what I figured out finally was that I was picking up the wrong part of the stitch to SKP. Whoops. I’d already done the left front and around the collar when I figured it out, so a quick snip at the top of the left front, an unravelling, a reknit and a graft later, all was well.

Thing is it’s just … meh.

Not terrible, to be sure; I love the colour and the sleeves are really awesome. The fabric came together really nicely after a good soak, and I really like the way the whole thing looks. On the floor.

There’s a problem with one of the sleeve caps; it doesn’t really sit properly (although it’s not really ALL that bad). And while sometimes I like it when trying it on (say, with jeans) I think I have come to the conclusion that it’s simply too big. In the shoulders, definitely. The body’s ok now that it’s been stretched lengthwise.

So, I suppose I’ll just have to walk away from it for a bit. Maybe this is one of those cases where you just need to find it again in a few weeks and go, “hey, this is awesome! why aren’t I wearing this?” Although in a few weeks, it’ll be hotter than Hades around here. Maybe in the fall.

Meanwhile, I’m hard at work on a paper for school. I did manage to get the other front of VBC started; maybe I’ll be able to chip away at it for the next little while and have another finished sweater.

T.H. Huxley and Wool Cotton. Sigh. Can you figure out which one I like more?

P.S. A few new skeins – the ones I’ve been showing here – will be up for sale soon. Tomorrow, I think. Keep an eye out.

8 Responses to “sssssshhh. Quiet Study Area.”

  1. Leslie

    It looks like you did a beautiful job knitting it, and I always love what you do, but…it does seem as though it could use some sort of embellishment to make it more interesting. You’ve got a lot of time before you wear it, don’t think about that now, STUDY!

  2. Chris

    It looks great in that picture, so definitely put it aside and look at it in the fall. A break might give you new perspective.

    I love the blue picture!

  3. Susan

    You’re right, on the floor, it looks great. Warm, soft, yummy color…
    Like when I’m in a shop, and something looks so good on the rack, but one me, bleagh? I know just what you mean. But if you still don’t like it on you later, it would make a great gift.

  4. SAMonella

    BOO! GUESSSSSS WHO! hahaha – i see you’ve picked up a hobby! – lookin good! how’s life? WAAAYYY too much to catch up on via reply, so i’ll just leave it at that. chow for now!

  5. Michael

    I love the look of that jacket, I hope it fits in the end! And I would kill for a mens pattern equivalent.

  6. Debra

    I like it. You are such a fine knitter;if I had knit and finished that sweater it would be on display in my house. I also have some Rowanspun Aran. How many skeins did you use?


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