6.10.2011

FO: Turmeric



There are some projects that made me regret finishing them because the process was so enjoyable and I loved knowing that they were in my knitting bag waiting to be worked on. Well, this wasn't one of them. I did a song and dance when I finished Turmeric, which is a wonderfully written pattern by the ultra talented and stylish Veera Valimaki. The yarn (madelinetosh Tosh Sock) was also a pleasure to knit with. So what was the problem? Me, of course! Or to be more precise, my lazy tendencies. I started out knitting the extra small size, but since my gauge was off, instead of ripping back, I fudged the numbers a bit which resulted in a larger than desired garment. Also, since I didn't wash and block my gauge swatch, I was caught off guard by how much the fabric grew after washing. The neckline ended up being a little too reminiscent of Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. And all this could have been avoided if only I had made a proper gauge swatch. Lesson learned! But at least it's wearable and the button is cute.


I might give it to my little sister....she's a better dancer.


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16 comments:

  1. I love the badge detail, what a cute touch!

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  2. Love that color. If you didn't say anything I'd think the neck was supposed to be that roomy.

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  3. Don't despair, it's a lovely piece. I thought the neck was supposed to be more boat like, so it didn't seem to be too big. Love the button!!

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  4. I like the top just as it is! Looks lovely on you :)

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  5. Maybe you can get a sinch belt to help with the bagginess? Baggy shirts with a belt seem to be in style right now.

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  6. Too bad about gauge/sizing issues, but it still looks great on you!

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  7. Sorry it gave you such a hard time, but I think it's really cute!!

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  8. I actually like it big and I thought the neck was supposed to look like that! It looks awesome with jeans! I'd keep it if I were you!

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  9. It's definitely more than wearable, it looks great. I was thinking how lovely that colour is and then saw it was madelinetosh and it all made sense - I LOVE that yarn.

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  10. Eek, sorry it turned out bigger than you wanted! (I have small shoulders, so I have a few too many shirts that make me feel like Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. I understand completely.) I think it looks good on you anyway, though. The drape is good, the colour is gorgeous, and the button really is cute. :)

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  11. It looks great on you. I bet you'll get lots of wear out of it. Its perfectly proportioned - my no tension square disasters have ended up as wide as they are long! The yarn is amazing x

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  12. Too bad about the gauge-- the color and design are lovely... and I actually kind of like the slouchy fit :)

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  13. It's a lot of work for something that didn't delight you, but the consensus here is that it's lovely no matter what. You always find the best buttons, too!

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  14. I'm a huge fan of Veera's patterns, as well, and to be honest, I think the top looks great on you. At the very least, I'm sure the oversized fit is super cozy.

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  15. I actually quite love the size of it on you. (if that in fact, is you in the picture) I was just thinking I want to look up the pattern and make something similar for myself. I like the slightly oversized fit.

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  16. veera patterns are so fabulous aren't they - I've been knitting nothing but her "different lines" shawls since July. They're totally addictive, and perfect for Christmas presents, but I think I need an intervention if I'm ever going to knit anything else (or else my family will become the oddest bunch of multiple shawl wearers, nobody will be excused).

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