the bombshell bombs again

Why, oh why will this sweater not work? I did everything right this time. I swatched. I got gauge. I tried it on at the perscribed moments. I did the many short rows required to give myself extra room in the front. And yet, it looks like this.

bombshell back the BOMBshell

The front looks okay. It's baggy under my breasts, which is never good. I do like the shape-enhancing aspect of the ribbing. But… BUT.. the back! Why is the back still baggy? What the F? I think that what I need to do is get a friend to put a pin in the row where the back darts should start. I'm also thinking that if I reknit this, and right now I'm not feeling that urge, honestly, I should forgo the short rows in favor of more bust darts as detailed in the recent post on Knitting Daily. I'm actually tempted to give up on this one for the moment and go knit me a tomato in some All Seasons Cotton. The All Seasons Cotton loves me, even if no other yarn does. Le sigh.

On the plus side, from the right angle, at the right moment, the Bombshell looks like this. (The right moment being when I accidentally took a photo instead of setting the timer.)

If only it were that flattering and sexy from any other angle. Seriously.

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3 thoughts on “the bombshell bombs again

  1. PaperYarnGirl July 12, 2007 / 11:42 pm

    Oh wow, what a heart-breaking pain! I have not a clue of help to offer, but you have my deepest sympathies. I have to say, though, you DO look like a bombshell in the "right moment" picture. Maybe you could walk around with camera in hand, and have everyone walking by look through the viewfinder? Argh.I'd jump to the tomato, with no looking back. But I've never attempted anything as complicated as this with my knitting yet, so I'm no help. I admire you!

  2. asynja July 13, 2007 / 12:24 pm

    Wow, that is so weird. I haven't seen many finished bombshells, but I wasn't looking very hard either. Mathmatically it should have worked out! I can't say I would do it over again, I'm too impatient!!

  3. Chikn with Stix July 13, 2007 / 8:14 pm

    Grrrrrr! How frustrating for you. I've been watching the tomato on knitting daily also. Her bust darts really did the trick. Is it possible you need to go down a size in the bombshell? It looks like it's too big around the arms and at the armholes. Maybe you are smaller than you think? 🙂

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