Three guesses how Ronnie, the Big Wool Sloppy Joe turned out…
Here’s a clue…
Yep, it’s bonfire time.
I finished the beast last week but have been so disapointed, I couldn’t bring myself to blog it 🙁
It is huge.
It’s probably too huge for my sister too. I fact – it’s too huge for Ben (who is 10 inches taller than me!)
Some projects are cursed from the start – I should have know n when to stop huh?And it doesn’t suit me. I think chunky loose big wool garments on a short, slim woman are a near impossible trick to pull of without looking like…well look at the photos – you’ll see!
Here it is in all it’s glory…
OK, That’s not the most flattering shot of the garment but I had to have some fun. Try this one…
The sleeves are the right length – mainly because I read to the end of the making up instructions and you turn the edge of the cuff under so the cable is right on the edge – like this…
The neck is all wrong too. In the picture in the pattern book, the neck is a generous almost cowl next…see?
I knitted a generously long strip (the neck is knit sideways like the sleeve cuff) and tried several times to sew it on. I had knit way too much – there simply wasn’t enough neckline to sew a drapey big collar onto 🙁
What you’re seeing is the best I could manage – a slightly floppy polo neck 🙁 🙁 🙁
I tried standing more normally – a couple of guy ropes and a girl guide troupe could camp out in there…
I’m sure someone reading this out there is now thinking, “try it with a belt!”
I looked unsettling like a Dr Who alien…in fact, I could be a Sontaran!
I did have one final try at making it look good in true “Rowan photography” style – You know how it goes, sit at a peculiar angle, scrunch up the garment so you can only see half of it…etc etc…
Surprisingly this came out looking quite wearable
But the photo lies. This is easily the worst thing I have made EVER!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||by Kim Hargreaves from Precious|
|Yarn:||Rowan Big wool|
|Pattern Problems:||Impossible gauge, came up huge|
|Pattern Modifications:||knitted size large cos gauge tight – came up masses bigger than that??|
|Washing and Wearing:||don’t know – gonna frog or give to my sister|
|Knit It Again???:||NO No No Not Ever|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Big wool, you will submit to my will|