On Sunday I decided I was going to finish my Gathered Pullover. I mean the sleeves and collar were done on Saturday. I just needed to attach the sleeves and weave in those pesky ends. I was about to have a FO! Yipee! I was doing the dance of joy joy. I was excited. So why on earth did I decide to try this baby on after only having 1 sleeve attached? Why couldn't I just keep with it and attach the second one before putting it on my body? I do know that I never ever do that again.
After putting on the appropriate undergarments (cause my boobage needs the support for modeling of clothing), I slipped my arms into the holes and pulled the sweater down over my body. I was like, OoOOooOOooo. I then proceeded to check myself out in the full length mirror. What do you think I saw? Well let me just take the guess work out of it. I was now wearing a sweater that did not fit! It's too big. Waaawawawaawaaaaaaah!
I have to say here that I did a gauge swatch. I made gauge both in rows and stitches in the flat and in the round. I felt confident. The first time I noticed something may be off with the gauge was when I did the fronts. I even removed about 20 rows from the pattern on the fronts to ensure a good fit. I tried the sucker on and it was working for me. Now the V is too low and the shoulders are slipping around.
After I completed my first sleeve, I tried it on and it fit me perfectly to where I wanted the cuff to land. 'Cause remember I added some inches to the length of the arm because the orginal was too short for my liking. What happened by attaching it to the body? Did the basement monster's come out while I was sleeping and tinker with my knitting?
So needless to say, I was totally deflated, disappointed, distracted, disturbed and maybe a teensy bit disgruntled. I couldn't muster the excitement to slave over attaching the second sleeve on Sunday. Boo Hoo. I was now doing the dance of disappointment.
I shared my disappointment with a dear friend today. After I aired my feelings about this, she said, "It's gonna be even bigger after you lose weight from all your running!". Waawawaawaaaah! I love her dearly and am not upset over the comment because I was thinking the same thing.
I know I will attach the other sleeve this week!. I will wear my oversized Gathered Pullover proudly! For now my friends, just cry with me.