7.25.2011

Stupid Ease as Stupid Does

So, this is my first foray into designing a sweater.  I’ve designed plenty of blankets and scarves, but how hard are they, right? Being basic squares or rectangles and all.

I’m designing a baby cardigan for my cousin’s new baby boy.  At first I was like, this is gonna be a piece of cake.  Little sweater,  little design, little knitting.  So I grabbed measurements for a 6-month old from the Craft & Yarn Council’s website and got to work.

Problem is, I forgot to take into account the ease.  Why, why, why?!  How did I forget to consider the most important aspect of designing a sweater?!  Maybe it was the glass of wine I had while writing out the pattern. Shoot if I know.

Anywho, I had finished the back and fronts before I realized my gross error.  Ugh!  So, now it’s more like a 3-month old size than a 6-month old.  I’m trying not to sweat it too much since the baby is a preemie, and this size might actually work.  But still, it looks so SMALL.

I’m contemplating adding an inch or so to the bottom of the sweater, but that will require extra work and extra time.  Did I mention it has to be ready by this Saturday?  Yes, you heard right.

At times like these, I’d like to just run from my knitting project.  Run, Forrest, run!!!

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