So, lately I decided to start knitting wearable clothes for myself.
I was very exited to knit pieces I could be proud of. I chose yarn I loved, spent hours browsing for patterns.
And now my hand hurts and I feel really depressed and I feel like putting all my knitting equipement in a box and quit.
I first did a cardigan, called summer wave cardi, by Vera Sannon, which was supposed to be very simple, quick and with a perfect fit. Quick yes, simple, ok, but the fit was awful. I absolutely can’t wear it outside. It’s ok for bedtime reading, but that’s not exactly what I had in mind when I decided to knit wearable clothes.
Then, for some reason I decided to stick to that designer, even though that first free pattern had disappointed me. I can’t believe I actually spent money to buy a pattern from her. It seems really lovely, a vintage top. It’s a complete nightmare. It’s written in gibberish, I spend most of my time frogging because instead of writing instruction row by row, it’s a mess of “at the same time” and “follow pattern”, which basically leads to “rewrite the whole pattern on your own”.
I thought I had dealt with the worst part, decided to try it on, and the fit is just laughable. I could seriously cry that I’ve spend the last days hurting my hands for something that looks so bad.
Now I need your help. Should I frogg it ? You can see all the details on my Ravelry page. Any idea to use DK coton/acrylic blend (3.5 to 5mm needles) for something wearable, easy and not looking stupid ? Or should I stick to it ? (I’m thinking about frogging the cardigan to, but frogging nearly two weeks of my life kinda pisses me off).
Do you ever get so frustrated ?