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March 16, 2005

I need a hug!

Silly, silly Grumperina! Silly, silly, Grumperina! Grumpy, grumpy Grumperina!

Let's say you spy a cute little cardigan pattern in the latest issue of Interview Knits. And let's say you decide you know how to make it better. "Add shaping for my curves," you say.

Ok. You can do this. You've got more science degrees than limbs. You decide that the bottom of the sweater will be 18", and that you will narrow this to 16 1/2" at the waist. How many inches do you take in on each side?

How many inches do you take in on each side? 18 minus 16.5, divided by 2! That is, 3/4".

What did Grumperina do? Grumperina took in 1.5" on each side. Making the waist narrow to a measly 15". And she noticed that the shaping was looking very extreme, but she's got extreme curves, so she went with it ;).

There will be frogging. Complete frogging. Take a lookie before this is once again a big pile of yarn:

On the plus side, I just recently (re)discovered this clever way to avoid steps when doing neck opening and armhole shaping, and now I'll be sure to implement it :). (A thanks to dirtypurls for posting the link).

Sigh. Maybe I should start the Adrienne Vittadini sweater instead of frogging. Hehehe, hahaha, hehehe! I amuse myself.

Posted by Kathy on March 16, 2005 08:43 PM