Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Epic Sweater visits the Frog Pond

Weeeellll Sheeeit.

Epic sweater take 5. Or is it 6?

So I was whizzing along ( as much as an epic sweater can really whiz...) and arrived at the correct number of stitches to have a 40" around sweater. Good, right? Wrong. What should have been 9 or 10 inches of length to achieve that width turned out to be more like 6 inches. Lets look...

That is the sweater I'm basing this whole affair on. Note the length of the raglan lines. Mine is the same (or nearly) width. Shit.

Lets take a closer look...

And now the reasons why this whole thing will be redone... again...
  1. Raglans are not supposed to have sleeves at 90 degree angles.
  2. K does not have arms at 90 degree angles.
  3. K is not built like a football player
  4. K is not planning on taking massive amounts of steroids which would cause him to look like a football player.
As a bit of a pain reliever I have been knitting a little baby hat. Its going to be a veggie hat. It now has a stem! :)

This yarn is just basic Sidar acrylic in a color I like to refer to as "Don't lose the Baby!" If you can't find your child in this then you shouldn't breed.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

Oh, no!!! That sucks. More fortitude than I'd have to restart the sweater any time soon, that's for sure...