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Sunday, October 01, 2006

kitty: don't you hate it when the picture doesn't match the pattern

Just wanted to say hello, real life has become really crazy so there hasn't been much crafting going on. Deadlines are pretty much taking over my life and unreasonable clients. I did start a sweater the other night when one of our system admin's decided to delete the config file for the raid controller. Since it meant a night in a waiting, I grabbed some knitting and got the back of the sweater knit.
Then last night I started the front panel, notice a problem? Hmmmmm the photo and the real piece don't really match now do they. Now the one I knit matches the chart, but the chart doesn't match the photo in the magazine.

So what to do now is the question? The one that matches the chart looks really wonkie. It does fold over nicely to form the bottom part of the lapel, but the ribbing just looks bad in my opinion. I am really not sure what to do. Also the length from the lapel turn and the button placket don't match the photo in the book either. I have about 2 inches before the roll where as in the photo they have a good 4.

Obviously I am going to rip out the front panel, but I am really not sure at this point what to do. I am suspecting that the sweater in the pattern was knit from a different yarn and someone just came up with a pattern without checking, but that doesn't help me at this point.

I also have been trying to spin every morning before I start my day, so I have about 625yards of 2ply hanging in the bathroom. Hopefully it will dry soon and I can get some pictures. :)

Hope you all have a great week!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh poopy. I hate when patterns don't match the picture. It looks like the decreases were made next to the seam, not in the knitting itself. Another thing you can do is to write to the pattern company and complain. They should be made aware of the discrepancy. I hope you do it!

    - MJ