Sunday, 3 August 2008

Bad Cardi Blues

My cardi don't fit me

Armholes are too tight

I worked on this baby

Sometimes real late at night

To make it better

I'd need to rip out the seams

All that fricking mattress stitch

Can't face it again

I've got the bad cardi blues

Cause the arrrrrrrrms are too tight

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Feel my pain. I need to add at least an inch to the left front, right front, back and both arms. At the very least I need to undo the 3 needle bind off on the shoulders and the seams putting the armholes in place.
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The armholes are definitely all wrong. The lace pattern is pretty though.
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I also finished off another project. Ironically this one is too big. When I started it I was 1.5 stone heavier and I thbink it would have been a perfect fit then. Anyway, I sewed in all the ends and sorted out the collar and fastening.
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Fastenign is very simple. Just two hooks.
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I am feeling a strong need to finish off some things after ruminating on the 22 unfinished projects on Ravelry. It really is too many!

8 comments:

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

it's a good song though.... ;-)

its a shame you'll have to do the frog chorus while you adjust the cardi!

HPNY Knits said...

ooh! the mermaid jacket looks great on you, even if its a tad big. think of it as an outer garment, with a thick turtle neck underneath.

Heather said...

What a pain... all that work! The actual knitted fabric looks gorgeous, so it would totally be worth it. Just a pain to do!

Craftydramaqueen said...

Ow. I feel your pain! The Mermaid jacket looks lovely tho.

kaet said...

Those are both really pretty, and I fully agree that the second really doesn't look big in these pictures.

donnac1968 said...

What a shame it doesn't fit, hope you can rescue it.

PURLPOWER said...

I'm going to add my voice to those pleading with you to persist with the Henley cardi because it looks really nice apart from the armhole problem....I like the look of yours much more than the picture used on the actual pattern, in fact, if it weren't for the fact that youve had problems with it (and I'm pretty sure we are of similar build) I'd be purchasing it right now myself....

jigraknits said...

That is a GREAT jacket!

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