I swear. It really feels like this sweater is cursed. I’m sitting here wearing it and loving how it feels, but…blah. I’ve procrastinating writing this post and hoping I’d finish something more fun, but I seem to be hitting a streak of unsatisfactory projects lately.
Back in November of 2014 I’d just had a baby and I was on maternity leave and determined to make as many things as I could before returning to work. So I pulled out my stash of Miss Babs Yowza in Aubergine. Hello gorgeous! Nice soft yarn with a fantastic reputation. I’d purchased it from a friend who didn’t love the color, but I found it to be so beautiful.
And at first I thought it was destine to be Fannie Fouche. Sort of a jacket/sweater combination. But then I read a few comments on Ravelry about the pattern and got cold feet. It seemed I would need to make too many alterations to the pattern for my sleep deprived mind to handle. Next!
Then I choose the pattern Effervescence Cardigan. I bought this pattern back in September 2013 and have wanted to knit it ever since. I love the look of it! Really, I do. Several of my knitting friend have made Effervescence and it looks fantastic. I got to work and knit the back of the sweater using a mash up of Custom Fit and Effervescence. And then I just stalled.
The yarn was an issue. One of the skeins looked like maybe it had a tiny bit of a moth (!) problem. Or maybe it had accidentally been snipped at some point. By the time I would it all up I had several little balls of yarn, no, evidence of a moth problem, and no desire to actually keep knitting it.
But then, magically I found some desire to pick this project back up and transform it into the ultra classic and chic Acer Cardigan!
Isn’t it pretty! But of course there were further complications. I got to the end and lost one of the sleeves! Frustrated and annoyed I just bagged up the pieces and hoping I would some day find the other sleeves. Finally in July I found the other sleeve! YES!
It all got sewn together and I bought buttons last month and managed to get the whole thing put together.
The detailing is so so so pretty. And it fits pretty well considering I knit it to fit my pre-baby #2 body. Wishful thinking. Though a little tight across my backside.
Over all very wearable and pretty. But I swear this sweater was just destined to be cursed because today is only the third time I’ve worn it and it is already pilling like crazy. At least it is no longer in my works in progress bin.
7 thoughts on “This sweater is cursed!”
Too bad – but the color is pretty!
Thanks Mom! It is a pretty color. You can see why I liked it so much.
Sounds like this yarn has been through quite a journey. Pilling drives me nuts, too especially when the garment is still new! Hope you’ve got a good de-piller. The color looks fantastic on you and you’ve picked a fantastic pattern.
Acer is such a fun pattern, thank you! I do own a Gleener which works better than anything else I’ve tried so far. I’m only disappointed it already needs to be shaved. Oh well!
Sorry for all the bad things, but it looks gorgeous on you! The color is so you.
Thank you so much. I really love the color so I wish the sweater had been a little less frustrating to knit.
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