First off, thanks so much for all the great feedback on the Abagail dress, not to mention all the compliments on my dear one.
So let’s back track a bit, here’s what I started for myself soon after Kira was born.
Looks pretty good. For those who don’t recognize it, it’s the beginning of a sleeve from the Urban Aran (from the booklet Street Smart by Patons). My plan is to cardiganize it like Brooklyntweed. I’ve wanted this sweater for quite some time and thought it would be perfect to work on while my girl napped. Well in the early days she didn’t nap all that much and there was the whole “getting to know each other ” phase which left me beyond exhausted most of the time. But I still did pretty well right?
But look at this. This is my brain on post partum hormones. I’m ashamed to even show this. I know you’re all gasping at the horror…yuck right? For some reason I just couldn’t get my mind around how to work these increases smoothly. They look hideous. I was so discouraged that I just put it away and went back to breastfeeding and diaper changing….
I think it’s time for a revisit don’t you think? But here’s my next problem. Now that my mind is a bit clearer and I can see the error of my ways. I’m afraid I won’t have enough yarn. I’ve checked the yarn quantities on Rav and I may just make it but this is not a one, two, three sweater with a 3 month old around. Do I risk the time and just go for it or do I start over with another project. Either way I’m starting over but….Agh!!! The angst over a possible yarn shortage. Ok perspective Den…this is not a real problem but when your time is so limited do you really want to take the chance of wasting it. There’s that precious twenty minutes nagging at me again.
I should scrap this and just knit something else for the bebe. It’ll be faster and I’m sure, much cuter. But I want a red sweater too!!!