Monday, June 29, 2009

take one

Have you ever made something, that you thought was too tight, so you block the you know what out of it, and then it is too big?  Yeah.  Me, too.  I'll be back after I re-block with all the specifics.
Have a great day!

61 comments:

Cathy said...

love the color!

Zoe said...

Too big or not it still looks fab!

Pam said...

Ooo, I like it.

stitching under oaks said...

OOOOOOh, girl. Looks fabulous from this side of the computer screen! Get busy blocking...can't wait to see it when you're happy with it, cause it already looks great!

Amy said...

D'oh! Looks like it's going to be great, though. :)

roseylittlethings said...

beautiful sweater!!! Love the color!!!

Rae said...

Love the sweater! Just recently started following your blog. What pattern is that? I think the fit and color are great.

Gigi said...

Looks perfect as is, but can't wait to see it when you think it's perfect. Seems like you just finished Plisse -- fast knitter you!

lucky knitter said...

LOVE the color!

Jessica said...

I do love it!

pricklypearbloom said...

Well, I like what I see so far!

Meggie said...

I don't have a clue what you're talking about but the sweater looks very nice. Of course, it could just be the model.....?

Trisha said...

Well this is interesting. I didn't know that something could be too tight and then blocking it could make it fit. How can that be? Not that I don't believe you, I am just trying to understand how it could get any bigger, is it because you get it wet and that makes the yarn stretch more? Can you tell that I have no blocking experience? Beautiful sweater btw.

Elizabeth said...

Take one is looking beautiful. I am loving the pattern and the colour is so striking. I can't wait to see Take Two.

sara said...

I don't think you have to change a thing! Looks fabulous!

Suzanne said...

How funny...

I read "Take One" as if you were offering something. In that case, absolutely! I will take one in that exact shade. It's beautiful. But what does that leave for all the rest of your faithful followers?

APA said...

Absolutely beautiful color and quite stunning! Here's to the perfect fit. :) See ya soon on your return.

Peace out!

morewithles said...

From what I can tell, it looks terrific as is!

kat said...

oh no! that yarn does block considerably. ...but, i'm excited to see you wearing the finished sweater :)

Philigry said...

oh love it. yes i have done that, and i did not realize there was a way to fix it!

lucy said...

ouch! it's too pretty to be too big!
all the best!

Lynette said...

it still looks so good on you. i can't wait to see how it looks after re-blocking!

skeinsherway said...

Well, you look pretty darn good in it already. Love the intense color!
Happy knitting-
ali

Seanna Lea said...

I'd say yes, but everything that I've made that I thought was too small was way TOO small. I have a sweater that I still need to redo, because I decided I didn't need to check gauge at all and my row gauge was so off that it doesn't hit my belly button!

My Love is..... said...

my hat goes off to you blocking!! I am kind of the anti blocker... I would love to hear any blocking tips you have.

nicole said...

Been there, done that! But it will be lovely.

Journeying Five said...

love the colour and the shape and the little details!

house on hill road said...

that color is beautiful! can't wait to hear about it.

Kendall Micayla said...

lovely sweater! what one is this?

peacockchic said...

oh no!!! but I am already ooooing and ahhhing over it. The color is fab! Can't wait to see it again

Jane said...

It looks great. Love the colour!

Jodi said...

pleaaaaalease share color info and pattern availability. It looks marvelous on. Can't imagine re-sizing it. good luck.

~RaenWa~ said...

It looks great & I love the color great job

Kelly said...

Oh, so pretty. I really like the sleeves! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Nantucket Dreams said...

big or small, it still looks amazing! i love that indigo color!

Hilary said...

Yep, totally. Luckily, over-blocking is reversible! For the record, I think it looks pretty nice as is!

Suzanne said...

It looks great. I made your Toast and Toasty gloves this past month. Love them! I'd love to try a sweater this winter! Thanks for the inspiration.

Suzanne said...

Looks beautiful to me. Love the color too!!
Suzanne

ELP said...

oooLaLa I love the color and I think it looks great. Good luck re-blocking , but again I think it looks great.

TD wool design said...

i seem to knit too big.
gorgeous color.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Simply, irresistibly gorgeous!

larissa said...

The color is gorgeous. the style of the sweater suits you so well. can't wait to hear about how you re-blocked it. and will you please include some instruction on how to to this for those of us who haven't a clue.

Angela said...

it looks great! and what a beautiful color!!

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Oh, sister. I do that so often! Still, it looks awesome, even though your protectively crossed arms keep us from seeing some of it ;)

That navy is so nice and bright! Or is it a rich, dark purple. Either way... super awesome.

She Knits Flying Monkeys said...

Love it!

iknitipurl said...

Beautiful color. Good luck with the blocking, how very frustrating!

Jennifer said...

Oooh - Everything about it is beautiful - design, color, yarn, style. Good luck with the reblocking. When I block something too big (or knit it too big) I'm always pleasantly surprised that I'm not quite as big as my distorted mind thinks I am. Teehee.

Kristyn Knits said...

looks beautiful! haven't seen any of your projects look less than beautiful. perfect choice for you. I'm with larissa...can you explain the re-blocking process to us?

Linda said...

I think that it looks great! I usually make things that are too big and can't block them smaller. :)

LaughingFamily said...

Love the book AND the cover! That was one of my favorites from childhood!

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13mimosa said...

I love it as is - perhaps I like mine roomier than yours. I am a far more basic knitter than you, but I'm on a roll and think perhaps I'd even give this a shot. Looking forward to more details!

Ellen said...

I don't know - I think it looks very nice - love the color and 3/4 length sleeves.

MadMad said...

Pretty much every time, sadly. But I think yours looks beautiful, and now I want one. Of course.

raining sheep said...

Love that book cover. My mom was a librarian when we still lived in the Czech Republic...she used to always cover my books with brown paper and carefully in perfect penmanship write the title on the cover. Books were so expensive and precious there...your book cover made me think of her doing that to my books. Hope you are having a wonderful summer.

k_purls2 said...

The color looks great on your skin and I like the ribbing detail. I hope it comes out to your expectations when you reblock it.

I recently crocheted a shrug, which I thought was too small, so I added some width to the panels. I saw the pattern author in public wearing the shrug yesterday and comparing the two, mine bigger than what the pattern is mean to be!

bobbi said...

i say the sweater big or tight is gorgeous, and where did you get all these followers? OMG there are a lot of us that love your blog site.

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