The peacock sweater is finally done done done!
There were some great questions in the comments of yesterday's post, so I thought I'd give you all some more info about the decreases and some close ups.
I reworked the Peacock Sweater bust decreases. Again.
Oh, man. I just checked and I haven't worked on the Peacock Sweater since last September. And if you knew the whole truth about how many times I've made and remade and remade this sweater, you wouldn't blame me one bit.
When I bought this yarn, I was in love with the color, and I told myself that it was no big deal that it was hand wash only.
So I dialed down the puffy sleeves by starting with fewer motifs at the top of the shoulder and increasing as I work subsequent rows.
I've been feeling super focused and sort of hermit-y the last couple of weeks. I've restarted the peacock sweater several times since the last post.
Not really a micro-mini sweater (nor a micro mini kilt
... of plaid). Peacock Sweater 2.0 is looking rad.
I've completely frogged the peacock sweater and started all over again. Meaning, for the five-bazillionth time. And somehow, I'm as excited as I was the first time.
In the War between Blogging and Crafting, Crafting has been kicking Blogging's ass.
Perhaps I should have saved up a little bravado from my last post, because this neck-thing I'm about to show you is pretty wonderful, too!
I've been a good little worker bee during this project. I've charted every variation of the stitch as I need to use it.
The peacock sweater adventure continues with adventures in measuring ALL WRONG.
I decided to use the 4.5mm hook for the peacock sweater. That's also the size I use to make my Starling Handbags. It seems I have a preference for the 4.5mm hook. Maybe it's my lucky hook?
There are a million-and-one crafty things I want to be doing RIGHT THIS MINUTE, but I haven't been able to stop thinking about, planning, and starting another project: the Peacock Sweater.
So, I scrapped the peacock cardigan
and dived back into the Icelandic Turtleneck. The pattern has me all excited again. I guess I just needed a little break from it.
OK, so I thought I could make a rectangle and put a button or something where my hand is and have the front just sort of hang open, but that totally won't work and these pictures show you why. In the side view, you can see that the front points of the rectangle point down and look stretched out . The vertical lines of the pattern bend around from the back in an unflattering way: along my back, they curve from top to bottom (looks good), but in the front they point down and back as if being wrapped around a bulging barrel (not so good).