Kapow! Buttercup is done. Finally.
Pattern: Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier
Yarn: Knitpicks CotLin in Clementine, 6 skeins
Needles: Size 6 and size 4 (US)
Mods and Notes:
I don’t really like this one very much! Sad. It’s far too wide. I should have made it a lot smaller, but my swatch shrunk so much that I was afraid it would be too small if I made the extra-small size. Well, had I paid a tiny bit more attention, I would have noticed that the swatch shrunk in length, but not width. So now I have a sweater that fits perfectly, lengthwise, but has a huge droopy neckline and fits me like a tent.
I also need to learn how to fix my uneven knit/purl tension, because it’s causing those weird uneven rows like you see at the top where the pattern requires you to knit back and forth. Sigh. I think it’s good to share projects that turn out crappily, because I sometimes feel like I’m surrounded by awesome crafters churning out perfectly lovely projects left and right. Sometimes, though, stuff just turns out wrong and ugly and you want to stamp your foot and throw a tantrum. Then have a nice sulk and a cold beer. Hrumph.
I do like the little feather and fan details in the neckline and hemline. Overall, though, a disappointing knit. Ah well. Maybe I’ll hang on to it in case I ever need maternity wear? haha.
Know what’s not disappointing? Teeny green tomatoes!! I have my first of the season.I can’t wait to eat you, leetle tomato!