So I guess I should post about the Phil Lin shell. I painstakingly sewed all those pieces together a week or so ago. It looked so nice. Tried it on, and oh no! The arm openings were WAY too big. Gapping in the front big. I know I followed measurements for my size perfectly, so either the size was just too big for me, or the sweater is cut bad, or the yarn has no give and didn’t lay right. It wasn’t written for that yarn, after all, but I am usually really good at substitutions and gauge never caused a problem for me before.
So, I wasn’t about to undo all that seaming, what with those extra bands and all. I gave it my mother who took in the arm openings with the sewing machine. And yes, cut off the excess. I happily wear it to work the next day.
And flashed my bra to just about everyone. Either she didn’t take it in enough, or that yarn stretches like a mofo. I really wasn’t happy now.
So tomorrow that sweater is going back to her for one more alteration. Wish me luck! Hopefully this time it will be right, as I do love the design, and the Phil Lin is nice and cool in sticky weather. But honestly, while others have proclaimed their love for this yarn, I really don’t like it at all. It’s very splitty. It has no give, no memory. It was hard to work with, and from the looks of it, even harder to wear.
In other knitting news, I have started the sleeve for Deli, but the last couple of days, when not going to the movies (March of the Penguins and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, both were wonderful!) and buying and starting to read Harry Potter (I’m only on Chapter 3, not like the *4* people I know finished it already) – I was knitting with friends and working on those blasted intarsia squares for a baby blanket I’ve posted about briefly. 7.5 done, about 1000 to go. Sigh.

5 Responses to “Delay”

Stretchy yarn sucks. I wish I could predict when it will happen, because I’d just knit the armholes smaller.

Good luck with the alterations! Hopefully the third time is the charm!

I can’t wait to see March of the Penguins. It looks like the cutest thing ever!!

Is Ty all better?

Arrgh! How frustrating! But if anyone can fix it, I suspect it’s your mom. :)

Your Mom will Wack that sucker into shape; I just know she will!!!

You put in some hard hours on it and deserve the fruits of your labor like no other…

Congratulations on sticking with such a Bas**ard of a fiber.

your fellow Phi Linder,
B