Oh and then we bought the house! I know you guys have seen pics here in the past. We moved the first week of December and have been settling in here. It's starting to feel like our own.
gratuitous living room shot. And no - I'm not winning any mantle
decorating competitions this year.
So back to the sweater - I'm writing because it presents a dilemma for me. First of all, this is it here:
Tilda in the Brooklyn Tweed new line up. I love the raglan shape, the eyelets, and the delicate cabling down the front and even the little contrast edges at the bottom and the cuffs! It has totally captivated me. I haven't cast on yet though because there are a few things I don't like. But what are a few uhh ... challenges... (cough cough)... when you're in LOVE? We find ways to work around those, right??
Here's the thing though. It's in worsted weight yarn, which I sorta promised myself I would graduate past because all the sweaters I've knit in worsted weight yarn tend to be too bulky on me. I really need to be down at DK and below. BUT! I could just put in a bunch of shaping right?? Easy peasey on a top-down construction!
This one is not top-down.
How in the world am I going to shape that without totally ruining the line of the eyelets that I love?? GAH!! And why on God's Green Earth would someone design a raglan cardigan that has to be knit from the bottom up! DOUBLE GAH!!!
Help me out, Homies. Help me to understand, even if you can't help me to knit this beautiful (if torturous) pattern.