back on the horse

I'm not giving up on the Bombshell. I measured myself tonight, after reading Chickn's comment on my last post. I think she hit the nail on the head, or at least, one of the nails. I am smaller than I thought, for one. The other problem here is the yarn. Sandy, at Purlescence pointed out when I bought the yarn that the sample she knit was sized for the mannequin in the store, but she can wear it. This yarn is major stretchy. The size I was knitting, it turns out, is only 1"  smaller at the bust than my bust, not 2". Also, the waist of the size I was knitting is actually too big, and it's ribbed, so that can't be good. I am very tempted to knit the smallest size, which would make the bust 5" smaller than my bust and the waist 3" smaller, but ribbed and with a stretchy yarn that somehow seems like a non-issue.

Either I am a glutton for punishment or I really like this pattern. Or both.

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6 thoughts on “back on the horse

  1. margotinto July 14, 2007 / 9:54 am

    Or you are just a great student of your craft. Just think of the lessons you'll be able to take from this project into future projects. Knit on, sister!

  2. abigailvr July 14, 2007 / 9:52 pm

    I like your point of view! Thanks for the encouragement. 🙂

  3. Teenuh July 15, 2007 / 1:02 am

    I am glad you are figuring out what is up with the pattern. I think it is a great one, I love the pictures of it when you put it on even with the OMG IT'S GINORMOUS issues. I hope you can see it through to a finished project. 🙂

  4. abigailvr July 15, 2007 / 1:28 pm

    I'm sure you'll see it many more times before (and hopefully after!) it's finished. 🙂

  5. Teenuh July 15, 2007 / 11:11 pm

    I was definitely glad to see it at Boba today. 🙂

  6. Chikn with Stix July 16, 2007 / 12:05 am

    Sounds like a plan. I'm looking forward to seeing the new, well-fitting version. 🙂

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