So after all that bragging about how quickly Aislin was flying along, it ended up just kind of sitting and whimpering in the corner.
There were a couple of reasons for this--1) I'd loaned out my Size 8 circulars. Which was stupid and should never, ever be done, but you know. It happens. 2) It required finishing. I haaaate finishing. The fire of a thousand suns, and all that. I think my hatred may in some ways stem from not being very good at it--and I don't much care for doing things I don't do well--and so I've often thought about perhaps taking a class and getting better at it. But then, that will never happen, because why on earth would I pay a couple hundred dollars to spend hours of my time finishing?
See, it makes me italicize. I hate it.
I do not, however, hate the sweater. I kind of love the sweater.
While knitting, Harmony shed all over me. But perhaps in the ripping out and the re-knitting, it lost most of its looser fibers, because I wore Aislin all day yesterday--over dark pants, no less--and didn't shed at all. And it's sooo soft. And light.
I'm a little concerned that the stripes combined with all that rufflage look mildly clownish, or anyway slightly more eye-catching than your usual sweater.
But I love it anyway.
Incidentally, Dave has been after me to get labels made--for items that I've knit for people, etc. I've been reluctant because a) it seems a little pushy and weird and anyway what would the label say? and b) it would require more sewing.
But I've finally struck on a good solid reason--see that sweater in that photograph? It's on backwards.
That sweater is lovely!
Personally, I think tags are a good idea - if not on the garment, then perhaps on a card to go with the garment with the washing instructions and a "handknit by.."-thing
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