Ariann from Chicknits
Well, now it looks like this:
I was almost done! I'd finished 2 out of 3 stages of the raglan decreases and had started trying it on for size when I discovered something wrong with the sleeves. Both of them. I won't go into it just because it's not that exciting but it was something that would have bothered me if I'd kept it as is. And if it had bugged me, I'd probably not have worn the sweater very much. Which would just be silly. In the meantime, there were some smaller issues with the body that while not perfect, I could live with them. But since I was going to frog the shoulders and sleeves, well what the hell, might as well re-do the whole thing. Because even though it fit correctly, I decided I want it to be a little more of a jacket than a sweater, which means I need more ease.
So out came the ball winder, and 15 minutes later, Ariann was turned back into a pile of balls (back atcha, Donna).
I'm kind of surprised with myself; I'm not upset about it or discouraged. I think I would be if I'd finished it and tried to live with the things I didn't like. But I'm fine. I'm going to cast on again tonight, and make something I'll be proud to wear instead.
Good grief, am I actually acting mature?