Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sweater style emergency!

I've posted some math on short row shaping below, but I have an urgent request of all of you: should I finish and wear this sweater for a holiday party on Friday? I don't know the people there, and I don't know that I'll ever have to see them again, if that makes a difference. On the other hand, my husband works with some of them, so there are some limits I'll have to observe.

My husband doesn't seem to like this sweater, and I've spent so long knitting it that I don't have any perspective left. Should I finish it? Should I wear it? Should I burn it?

Should I hide out with the cat?


  1. why doesn't he like it? it's beautiful, detailed, sexy without being inappropriate, and a great color. i always feel great when i'm wearing something i've made, especially in a crowd like that, because it adds to the mental list of conversation topics i can safely hit ("what a pretty sweater!" "thanks. i just finished it this week." "oh, you made that?" boom--off to knitting, which can lead to anything--the person's also a knitter, or they know someone who knits, or their mother knitted, whatever), and because i feel proud in it, as well as the thing being beautiful on its own.
    so i say wear it!

  2. I think it's beautiful! It fits you perfectly and seems very appropriate for a holiday party.

  3. I love it, agree totally with lisabe and meredith. I'd probably wear a red or black bodysuit/cami underneath it. What I wouldn't give to have your lovely figure!

  4. It looks as if it fits you wonderfully. Its tasteful and such a beautiful color. what a wonderful item to wear to a party.