Attentive and long-term readers may remember this fiasco.
After some soul-searching, blog-searching, and discussions with my guy, I have decided that Blackberry was doomed from the beginning.
This is not to say that it’s a bad pattern. The pattern picture is really cute. Jen, aka Knitting Spaz, made one and it looks great. I took poor, forgotton Blackberry out of the closet, and tried to plan my next attempt. Then DH asked me why I would make “a sweater with big cabled sleeves and a little body” if I do not currently own such a sweater. How did I know that it would fit and that I would like it?
“Huh,” I thought, “I don’t.”
Then it occured to me. The people who look cute in this sweater are somewhat petite. Now, I’m not getting all down on myself, I’m just trying to be realistic. I am 5ft 8in tall. In a bulky sweater I look rather…. bulky. I searched blogland for pictures of people with my body type wearing it, and it just doesn’t seem like it would do me any favors.
The yarn I chose is a really pretty teal color with flecks of blue and green, and it doesn’t deserve to be a shapeless blob that I would never wear.
So now it is waiting patiently for plan B.
I do have a plan though.
I had done a different cable up the arms, and I still really like it. I am thinking a vest in reverse stockinette, with this cable running up the center. What do you think?