After languishing in my wip pile during the heat of Georgia summer and fall I finally picked the Seed Stitch Card back up. Everything is done except the button bands and collar. But I think its gonna get frogged.
At first I thought the problem was the yarn I subbed, the pattern calls for Pear Tree 8 ply 107 yards = 50 grams, I used Frog Tree Merino Melange 101 yds = 50 grams.
But no I think I either should have made a size smaller or that I would like it better with a lighter weight yarn (its dense) or its just the pattern. Thoughts?
Its too bulky/loose under the arms
Its tragic really because it is a beautiful sweater and those cables are lovely.
the yarn is beautiufl
and I managed to successfully modify it for long sleeves
I think part of the problem might be how much I still love my central park non-hoodie, in fact if this gets frogged that’s what the yarn will be.
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First I have no idea what kind of flower this is. It was on a vine in what appeared to be a vegetable garden. Any ideas?
Second, I finally got the nerve to face the Modified 1.50 Cardi. I discovered the bottom 3 cable do indeed have 2 more rows in them. Now I have been follwoing the pattern the whole time, BUT I had photocopied it, to make notes one for my modifications and that is where I was keeping track of the rows. Well I lost it, yeah I have no idea where, I looked at home, at work nad in the car, it hasn’t been anywhere else. So I made a new copy and went forward, I’m pretty sure this is when the change happened. Frick. So what to do? Do I frog, lets face it that lace is gonna be a bitch to frog and pick back up, or do I move forward?
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