I’ve been putting this off, but I just can’t ignore the obvious any longer. My o-w-l-s is too big. Way too big.
See how Alice doesn’t want to look?
It’s such a disappointment: I love this pattern, love the yarn, love how it all came together. Except that it all came together a couple sizes large.
Part of the problem is something I’ve been kind of shy to mention, and since I’ve been knitting a lot non-fitted accessory garments hasn’t really been an issue; basically, I’ve lost a good bit of weight. Like clothes-don’t-fit-anymore amount of weight. It’s a good thing, it needed to happen, I’m a healthier person for it. It just didn’t happen in the healthiest of ways: stress and paper-writing and despair, to keep it short.
And now I walk a lot to campus. That’s the good part.
All of that to say that I’m not quite used to my new body. And my 34″ bust measurement.
I never intended to knit the pattern as fitted as written, but, honestly, 4″ of ease looks mighty silly, not to mention baggy. Especially with the waist shaping.
So, what to do? I’ve been considering the options and I think frogging the body is the only answer. Sigh.
My list of post-finals knitting keeps growing …