Sunday, June 28, 2009

Third Thoughts

After thinking about it for a couple of days (and muttering a lot), I decided to take a deep breath and decide what, exactly, the Bohus needed to make it right. So I tried it on again.

I think it's okay. Seriously, I think the problem is me, not the sweater. I think I'm still in the I'm-not-skinny-anymore-so-clothes-have-to-be-huge mindset, and ignoring the doc saying I'm back down to "normal" weight. (Yeah, okay, the high end of "normal", but "normal". )

, Terry, Bobbie, Valerie... you gave good knitterly advice in the face of my earlier Bohus discouragement... am I nuts?

The sleeves aren't tight, the cuffs are snug -- which is what I was aiming for.

I think a shirt sleeve will comfortably fit inside the sleeve. I think the Bohus is okay.

(Now, if only I believed that the neck shaping is really going to work out when it starts this soon...)


Tammy said...

I wish I could give you more advice, I've never done neck shaping like that before. I'm glad to see that it may fit you in the end though. :)

Tiggywinkle Knits said...

I just watched EZ's Knitting Workshop DVD for the first time and when she talked about neck shaping in round yoke sweaters, I immediately thought of you. EZ says you can spread the shoulder/neck shaping out between the sleeve joining and top of the neck any way you want and it will still fit. She recommends dividing the depth of the yoke in thirds and putting 1/3 of the decreases in each section, but she says you can do them all in the top 1/3 and it will still fit fine. But she does recommend putting a short row or two in the back to make it fit better. Knit on!

Valerie said...

Sounds like sometimes it's not "have a drink, take a deep breath and reknit," but occasionally, "have a drink, take a deep breath and have clearer vision" ;-) That's reassuring!

Either way, it is looking lovely.

Menopausal Death Crone said...

It seems to fit you very well from the pics (although my eyes don't see as well as they would in person) and it really is lovely to look at. Maybe a clearer head should prevail. I went through much the same process with the Ivy League vest. It almost went into the trash!

The body image tango is such a strange dance. You look great and fitted suits you well. Totally unbiased :)