I started a new project Sunday night. Monday night after SnB I was this far. Lovely, right? Notice anything? There are no knitting needles in the photo. That’s right, I pulled out the needle when I got on the train last night. It was just too big.
You see, I made this sweater about 19 years ago. The pattern is from Vogue Knitting Summer 1991. Here’s my original version, made is size S.
I really want to make it again, with this lovely O-Wool Balance (50/50 wool/cotton). I even swatched! I thought that a size M this time around would be better. The above piece measured 21″ (53cm) for just the back, which equals 42″ for the whole thing. Good grief. Now I know I’ve gained weight since August when I stopped running, but I’m never going to fill out a 42″ top.
Last night at SnB I was debating what to do about it. I told everyone I would sleep on it and decide in the morning whether to start over or forge ahead. I got on the train heading to Haarlem and had that thing frogged before we even got to Sloterdijk! I had cast on for the smaller version before we got to Haarlem.
Heck, it was only 1 day’s worth of knitting that I had done. Better to have something that fits, right?