Monday, January 23, 2006

My hugs and kisses sweater...

Well, I finished my sweater and got many, many compliments on it, but I was seriously disappointed. First of all, I never designed something before and that, in itself, was a major challenge for me. Then I've got this body dysmorphic thing going on, where I see myself larger than I really am, so my sizing is off in my head. I made this sweater to fit an extra large man, when I should have opted for a medium, but I was fearful that it wouldn't fit, so I went full steam ahead with the wrong size and now, rather than rip it out, I gave it to my girlfriend's husband. I must say, it looks awesome on him.

I will have to take a picture and post it here so you can see how good it came out. I'm just disappointed that my very first design wound up being for someone else.

I'm now working on a GORGEOUS Rowan design for my daughter. I chose eight different colors for stripes, even though I had serious doubts about them working well together, but they are coming up beautifully and my daughter can't wait for me to finish it, so I'm working on it quite a bit.

My girlfriend (whose husband I gave my H&K sweater to) now wants me to make something for her, and for her dogs. I have to find a cute pattern for the dogs because they are beautiful animals and I would want to do them justice.

I just have to remember to pace myself. If I start too many things at once, I wind up not finishing anything at all. Very frustrating...

1 comment:

Knitcrazy said...

I can't wait to see your Hugs and Kisses sweater :)