Coming up for air
Inspired by Kate Gilbert's another look at her winged top from the summer's Interweave, I thought I would post a picture of me wearing Auburn Mist (from the summer Knitter's) and compare it to the Knitter's model wearing it:
See how short the sweater is on the model? The sleeves come down to the tops of my hands, but they reach only her upper wrists. Originally, this was supposed to be a moderately shaped, tunic-y sweater, but it ended up being a lot more sleek than I intended - which is okay, but not what I was thinking when I first sketched this out. The yarn is Trendsetter SuperKid Seta, a twin of one of my faves (Kidsilk Haze), but it's not a yarn that I would choose to make a fitted garment out of. I'm in the process of making this for myself out of Kidsilk Haze in the ice cream shade, but I had to put it aside a couple of months ago. The last time I worked on it was in April, on a car trip from Ithaca to NJ:
It's good car and TV knitting - most of it is in stockinette and the lace, once you get to it, is very easy to memorize. And Kidsilk Haze is always yummy to work with.
Anyway, my petite stature (which sounds better than just saying I'm short) makes it really difficult to design sometimes. I always have to keep in mind that my arms and torso are a little shorter than an average woman. I should just get a dress form, shouldn't I?