3.13.2012

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I am in the process of going through some of my old knits and deciding if they should be given away, frogged or (hopefully) entered into the wardrobe rotation. First up is Ingenue.


I remember my excitement upon first seeing this gorgeous retro sweater. So chic, so Audrey Hepburn, so "it had to be mine"! I even ordered the exact same yarn and color that was used in the original, which I hardly ever do. As with most impulsive knits, I did not pause to reflect on whether the resulting style would be flattering to my body type. Disappointingly, it is not. I am petite and this sweater seems to overwhelm my body, especially the sleeves and collar. The color is also not that flattering on me. Instead of the retro chic that I was going for, it makes me feel like a little kid playing dress up every time I try it on. This one will probably be given away since it is still a nice sweater, just not on me.

Are there any finished objects waiting in limbo in your closet?

8 comments:

  1. Just one...Molly Ringwald...I cannot get the back to NOT gap. It needs to be frogged. =(

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  2. Mostly they've already been given away. I agree this would make a nice gift for someone else with a different frame. (And it is great work, by the way!)

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  3. Yes, there are. I usually get rid of things, although it takes me a while, especially if it's something I worked on for a long time. I agree, that is a nice sweater, but if you think someone else would be happier with it, at least it gives you more room in your closet :-)

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  4. I think it would work if it were shorter. But you are the one who lives with it, so be happy and purge if need be. I have shawls that just didn't measure up, so I know what you mean.

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  5. I love the details on the bottom. It really is Audrey-esque. With my own closet I say, if I don't love it - it needs to go. It's a gorgeous sweater, but may be a great gift for someone else?

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  6. What a pretty sweater---I'd have fallen in love with the pattern, too, the collar is fantastic (and beautifully knit by you, as always). I know all about the annoyance of being petite and overwhelmed by too-big clothing pieces, though, so I feel your pain. I hope you find the right home for this sweater. <3

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  7. It's a gorgeous sweater. Very Audrey-esque, but I know what you mean about fit.

    Drapey, loopy cowls work best for me, so my most recent F.O. the Dolores Park cowl is off to a new home.

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