Friday, April 3, 2009
Goodbye Flutter Sleeve Cardigan
...really, it's not you...it's my mother. Not that it's my mother's fault that she's so darn petite, or that this sweater just isn't going to be able to be made from the pattern without mods to take her petiteness into account, but I think it's best all around if this sweater and I call it quits. At least I only got through the whole back before I stopped and took some measurements. ugh. only the whole back. This sweater would look great on my mom if I had some super measurements of her and could start the ribbing right under her bustline, where it should fall (instead of probably down around the top of her jeans, where it would currently fall.) Yes, I know I could get those measurements, but I'd still totally have to start over. and I don't wanna. I'm just going to rip it. And I found the perfect replacement - I decided that a nice shell made from this yarn would be fantastic for the Mother's Day season, and would also be something she could wear to work with a little cardigan over it maybe. Moreover, shells are far less dependant upon precise waist shaping for a proper fit. and that's key right now. So the one I totally fell in love with - Gabriella, by the wonderful Ann Weaver, is playing very hard to get! She designed it for Lorna's Laces and it's only available in stores. The one that I found (the one she links to on the Rav pattern page) wants to charge me something like $4.80 shipping for a $4.50 piece of paper. whaaa? I PM'd the master behind Lorna's Laces and she gave me some leads - but this is going to take some phone calling. Or, I suppose I could order if from the place that'll charge me out the ass for shipping, but also tuck in some of that Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb or whatever that was that Sam waved in front of me for weeks while making her Meret beret! then the shipping would sort of be hidden away and the pain would be eased by some lovely silk and wool!