Groundhog Day, Early
I've slowly been knitting away at my latest sweater project, Neiumarkt. I posted about it a while back and gave you this photo:
About 2 inches further in, I ended up having to rip the whole thing out due to my sudden and acute inability to read. I dutifully started again, and on our drive to Maine made it to the armhole shaping of that front piece. I took a deep breath and spread it out on my lap in the car and stared. It looked a little small. I gave into that sudden sinking feeling and pulled out my tape measure - what was supposed to be 15 inches deep was a mere 12. No problem, I can just add rows, but its looking a little narrow too. I'm knitting the 36" size, going for a little negative ease, as the Brioche stitch is pretty stretchy. My width was 12". I'm all for a clingy sweater, but 24" on my 38" bust might be stretching the limits of decency, if you'll pardon the pun.
Ripping session #2, cast on attempt #3 on larger needles now leaves me with a 40" top - off in the other direction. I'm thinking it is time to put this aside and start something that doesn't feel like I've done it a thousand times already. Something quicker and (hopefully) a little less like work and more like good satisfying knitting. Time to hit my Ravelry queue and find some inspiration!