Thursday, June 29, 2006

remember this?

angelica in progress, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Angelica still looks like this, more or less, although the neckline now has an i-cord trim and I've weaved in a few ends. The trouble is, I can't summon up the enthusiasm to finish it. The armholes are HUGE! This photo doesn't convey it, but they are. I knitted about half a sleeve, which took forever and didn't like it. The odd decreases at the top make the arm look weird. I'm not convinced the neckline's really me, nor the flippy bottom. Last night I came very close to just ripping the whole thing out. I haven't, I've just put it aside again. I don't know what to do with it. The thing I love is the yarn. It's so soft and strokable. It's also fine, so it takes ages to make any progress and dark, so it's hard to see details. I really wanted to make it into a beautiful, simple but stylish top that would make me feel elegant and luxurious, but this just isn't doing it. Should I rip or persevere?


pacalaga said...

How about hemming the sleeves as they are, doing something different with the neck part as it is, and calling it done? What you have there so far is beautiful. I don't think it needs sleeves or that keyhole thing.

Alice said...

seconded with idea above - it'd look really nice as a tee and the wider sleeves look great like that

Pig wot flies said...

Thanks for the advice. Altering the neckline is tricky since it's knit top down, so it would need some scary cutting and reknitting. Might be worth a go to get something I'll actually wear though. The keyhole thing is probably the bit I like least.