I Don’t Want to Talk About It

I have come to a bad place with The Princess’s sweater and I don’t really want to talk about it.

I don’t want to talk about lying gauge swatches, gross miscalculations, and the kind of denial that only a knitter can understand. (The denial is the worst part. “I can just block it out” is such an obviously bad omen and yet I fall victim to it time and again.)

I don’t want to talk about that stupid pattern that, no matter how hard I try, will not produce a sweater that will fit my four year old.

I don’t want to talk about the kind of procrastination that sees me preferring to wash dishes rather than knit.

So, since a picture is worth a thousand words, I will sum up this whole debacle with this image. This, my Dears, is the second sweater sitting atop the first sweater.

That’s right, Folks! They are the same, super-small, size. The blue one might even be smaller! AAAAAAHHHHHH!

See why I don’t want to talk about it?

Instead, let us talk about the sweater that I started knitting for The Princess this weekend.

Olearia in Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort, Navy

There. That is better. The makings of a sweater that not only promises to fit, but is easier and less fiddly to knit. I am also certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will have more than enough yarn to finish it.

Alas, now The Princess is saying, “But Mama, I wanted a pink sweater!” Sigh

I don’t want to talk about it.

2 thoughts on “I Don’t Want to Talk About It

  1. Oh. I wouldn’t want to talk about it either.

    Although, my “new” rule from knitting many things that For when knit but are too big after they have been blocked is to knit everything a little too small. It goes against everything I know…..BUT MY KNITTING ALWAYS STRETCHES. Always. It always ends up bigger than I would like. I end up with baggy socks (makes me scream!) and yokes that sag (like the sweater I made for the Man). So now, everything is knit with “negative ease” to ensure it fits properly.

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