Sunday, June 12, 2005

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Can you hear the screams of frustration? Can you hear the pain in the screams? The Ribbon Xback is causing those screams. I did gauge. I swear I did. I did 2 balls worth of knitting and measured and it was SO not right. So I ripped. I started again, and that's the picture you saw in the last entry. This time I swatched yet again, used bigger needles, and everything was great. I measured, and measured, and measured. I measured like it was going out of style. I started the left front and thought, wow, I could have this done and wearing it on Monday. Then I read a comment from the last entry on trying it on. So I did. And I cried. It's about 2 sizes too big. That seed stitch combined with the ribbon yarn is very stretchy. So out came 4 balls of yarn. I started again, 2 sizes smaller. And I really did make sure the stitches weren't twisted. I make socks in the round all the time...I know how important it is. 4 rows later, guess what? The stitches are twisted. Out came 4 rows, and all the balls of ribbon yarn have been put away until I can bear to look at them again.

6 comments:

Bean said...

OMG I feel your pain. I had this sort of issue when COing for Cheesylove. That's when I said screw it and did a ribbed hem instead of the ruffle. I STILL don't miss it. I so want to make X-Back but I can't go bra-less so that's out.

I'm glad to see you had a good time at The Point! One minute I hear they're good, the next I hear they're not so great. I've been meaning to go around there to check out some other stuff so I might just stop in..

Rebecca looks great on you! Wooo Boobage! Not too low at all.

Jennifer said...

Ouch...

Check out the Ribbon X-back KAL. They have some discussion about having to fiddle with the sizing.

Gina said...

Hide the ribbon before your head explodes. I sympathize with you.

rincaro said...

I had the same issues with soleil. It just kept being wrong and wrong and wronger!

Put it away for awhile and come back to it later if you can.

Sharon said...

I have some lovely microfiber ribbon that I've banished for the same reason. I WILL tame the stuff someday. Just not now. We must control our yarn! But Rebecca looks fabulous; you must be so pleased.

Christine said...

OH that sucks! Hang in there babe, I love your Rebecca! I haven't started my xback either, and have heard a LOT of horror stories about the sizing. Hide it deep in the stash for a while!