I just finished Sprig pullover!
Just 5 minutes off the needles:
nice details on the sleeves. They’ll get some buttons too.
Measuring it, this seems a little small…
I did have a limited amount of yarn. Only 490 m. Sprig took 442 m. It looks a little small to me. Does this look small to you?
next to a regular longsleeve of mine:
yes. Definitely small….
I’ll be pulling on the hem all day when I wear it.
If I wear it…. because wearing a sweater that’s too tight is just uncomfortable.
The thing is: I knew it all along while I was knitting. Every time I tried it on.
But I kept thinking: “Nahh, gauge is correct.”
“It still needs blocking anyway.”
“I’ll sit up straight when wearing this. A good reminder to maintain good posture.”
“I can block this ferociously.”
Well, I better. Because this handknit sweater is too small. And I already have two of those. Which I never wear because of that.
When am I going to learn that I am NOT a petite, frail little thing? That wearing ease is a friend to be welcomed. Contrary to mr. Gauge who is a lying piece of moth who should be vetted by a herd of hautain alpacas!
(hey, do you reckon the word “hoity-toity” comes from the word “hautain”? They mean the same. And camelids are good in it.)