Ok folks, I tried, REALLY I DID!!! I tried to get her to choose something else, but she wouldnt budge:wall: …check this out.
Every Christmas I make all gifts that I give.
I have an 18yo daughter. I will not choose what I make for her. I make her choose what it is and then I give her a yarn of choice and she chooses the color too. If I were to choose, well, it wouldnt be the right thing and all my time and effort not to mention my money would be a waste…not a pretty picture. So with that being said…
This year she chose THIS :!!!:
A: Its super bulky yarn which means REALLY super bulky seams.
B: Its hand wash…My daughter and handwashing anything dont belong in the same sentance. nuff said.
C: My daughter is a toothpick. You could probly fit two of her in the smallest size of this thing.
D: Super bulky weight anything has no flattering qualities of any kind.
And the worst of all…ITS A VOGUE KNITTING PATTERN!! :hair: I dont like Vogue patterns. The reason is another post.
But all she could say is…“MOOMMMM I want something big and cabled and squishy. And this is EXACTLY PERFECT!!!” :flirt:
All you moms know whats comming next…
So I bought the pattern, suggested yarn(cuz there was an amazing deal on it) and off I go to make this “EXACTLY PERFECT” …thing…:roll:
I sit down to read over the pattern and decide immediatly that im not going to knit it the suggested way. The pattern suggests to knit it in 4 pieces and seam it together… I will knit the front and back at the same time to avoid massively huge seams and pick up the sleeves and knit those in the round backwards. Pick up the neck and knit it in the round and hopefully this will turn out wearable doing it that way. Crossed Fingers
I casted on and have done the first two rows and already have to vaccum myself and chair due to the shedding of the yarn while working on it. Now I know why there was an amazing deal on the stuff.
The only upside to this project is…its super bulky yarn and wont take me as long as the sweater I made for my nephew done in fingering weight. :yay: :woot: And my daughter is happy, at least till she puts it on and she swims in it and it sheds on her…LOL
Thank you guys for letting me vent… I feel much better!!
Off I go :knitting: