Ok. So I'm trying to be a little more honest about my blog posting and not try to only post the good stuff. Sooo many blogs looks so perfect (I am not naive enough to think mine looks perfect - take a look around) and I know many others share my feelings of annoyance and/or ineptitude when we browse these. The point of this blog was for me to learn, so I have to learn from mistakes.
I'll be honest about this though, taking pictures of mistakes is boring and annoying and that is surely a barrier to posting.
I had grand plans for how these would turn out. I pictured something that looked a little inside-out, deconstructed, disdressed to go with the soft, nubbiness of this gorgeous yarn.
Yuck. These are just not what I was picturing.
My knitting usually turns out pretty well from patterns, but when I try to go my own with a design, it just doesn't work yet. These will be promptly frogged but I'm not sure what they will turn into yet. Because of the price I only have two 70 yard skeins.
This one probably has more hope, but since I really don't like summer clothes, my enthusiasm for finishing this is waning. I used this tutorial, and I love the ribbon I made from the fabric, but other than that, I'm not so crazy about the fabric. I tried to double layer it since it's so sheer, and then silly me, put the under-layer seams on the wrong side. Then the armhole is funny. And now it's getting funnier when I try fix the seams. Avalanche here.
Blah. I think what this means is that unless I'm going to love the finished product enough to work through the flaws, don't even bother. I think I just wanted to try this tutorial and grabbed whatever fabric I've had on hand forever.