The Sweater I No Longer Speak Of™

(except for right now.)

Can you believe it? After a year of blood, sweat and tears (ok fine, maybe only tears, curse words, and frustration), my Geodesic Cardigan is FINISHED. Like, it’s been blocked, ends woven in (all five million of them), and even photographed.

Can I just say that I still hate the thing?

Ok, before I get into talking about it, let me show you the picture so you can all oooo and aaaaa over it… because everybody loves this thing except for me.

Right. So. The project page would have you believe that this sweater is 100% Merino. It’s more like 40% Merino, and 60% Spite. I don’t like the tucks… they look sloppy and don’t lay right. I don’t like the sleeves… I really wanted the 3/4 length sleeves, but with all the tension and ladder issues I was having, there was just no way that was going to happen. I don’t like how it looks on me… I’m far too chubby for something that delicate (this photo is deceptive, trust me).

But, I’m glad the sweater is finished, and maybe in the REAL Spring when I can actually wear it without freezing, I’ll be happier.. but right now, I’m just not feeling it.

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7 Responses to The Sweater I No Longer Speak Of™

  1. CraftyCripple Apr 18, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    I think leaving it to one side for a while until you have got over the spite will be a good thing. Then you can be objective.

    Personally I think if you hate it this much you will probably end up frogging it anyway. Unless you know one of the people who are telling you how much they love it actually means it and you can give it to them instead.

  2. Annette Apr 18, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    I’d be willing to give it a home!

    Seriously, though, if you are still really antagonistic towards it, I would give it away. It seems to make me happier when I give away my spiteful projects, and the person who receives the spite-offering never seems to be upset.

  3. Annette Apr 18, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    But I think it is gorgeous, and on you, it is classic.

  4. Pamela Apr 19, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    Agreed-It looks lovely on you. It sounds like one of those projects where the negative feelings have overwhelmed you. Either put it away for a while or give it away, and let those negative feelings go! Kudos to you for finishing it…I have several such projects languishing in my yarn closet…

  5. Alexandra Apr 20, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    I think it looks great on you! Congratulations on finishing it! I agree with the others, put it away for a while, I’m sure you’ll like it more when you see it again! :D

  6. Nat Jul 14, 2011 at 3:00 am #

    It’s hard to say how it really looks, because you look so unhappy in the picture :( But I like it. Most of my longer term projects make me sad when I finish them, just because I have spent so much time on them. I’d second putting it aside for a little while, it certainly helps me reconcile with some of my more frustrating knits!


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