Or something like that. No, actually I learned how to knit because I had just finished my student teaching assignment and thought I'd be unemployed and idle for some time, so I took up knitting. My goal was to make cool sweater dresses. So far, I've actually completed nothing. Just like anything else, I'm a great beginner, not so much a finisher.
was supposed to be Stefanie Japel's Better Sweater, as seen here:
However, I'm really not a fan of the cropped look, so I attempted to make it longer through rows and rows of simple garter stitch. Unfortunately, the wide curved front looks weird on my boobies. The whole thing will be scrapped.
When I first saw the evening shell from Twinkle by Wenlen, I was in love:
I was doing so well (only a few hours of knitting had yielded the entire body) and had almost finished. Then, I hit the armhole and neck shaping and got lost. That was about three weeks ago, and I still haven't tried to finish.
At some point, I'll finish cuz it's just too cute. I must remark on how super soft Twinkle's yarn is despite its thickness. Check out the book,
Twinkle's Big City Knits, because the patterns are gorgeous and despite the misleadingly small bust measurements listed everything stretches, so don't be afraid that some patterns only go up to 30 inches. That 30-inch sweater is actually at least a large.
After abandoning my former projects, I decided I'd go for something sleeveless and seasonless. I figured I'd do a brightly colored sweater vest that would easily knit up and could be worn with anything. Enter Teva Durham's Loop-d-Loop.
Check out her website here. The Steek Vest
called out to me. It said, "I'm easy and would look great in watermelon," so I bought some of Caron's Simply Soft Quick, and got on it. Unfortunately, I'm easily distracted and have been too busy to make it beyond this:
At this point, I have to finish something. All these unfinished projects are just not cute, so I vow that I will have a finished something ready to post here by May 26th. If not, I'll smite myself.