Oct 1, 2008

Sahara Delayed

Today is the second day of Rosh Hashanah, a holiday on which I had hoped to debut Sahara. As you can see she's not quite ready to take a bow yet. Thankfully the High Holidays include Yom Kippur next week. Maybe I'll wear Sahara then.

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The delay in crossing the finish line with this knit is due to several recent distractions - baby accessories, tiny hats, and scarves - and indecision.

DSC_0051Indecisiveness is the bane of this knitters existence. Do I use the yarn I have or is there a better one I haven't though of yet? Is the shape of this sweater going to look good on me or horrible? Should I use a solid or a variegated? I can ponder questions like these incessantly and second guess myself till the end of time. It's a real weakness.

The pattern called for a shirt tail hem knit in a contrasting color and accented with a diamond rib detail. I just couldn't see myself doing anything intentionally to draw attention to my hips. They do that quite enough on their own. So I was torn between a straight bottom with no shirt tail shaping or a shirt tail with no rib. I went back and forth until I finally reached the obvious and correct solution. I knit it as written but omitted the color change. Perfect.

Now lets see what other aspects of this sweater I can agonize over. How many ways can a person procrastinate over one silly sweater. We'll see.

3 comments:

Carole Knits said...

I like the hem detail and I think you were smart to stick with the same color. And a beautiful color it is!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I did the same on my Sahara. However, my yarn didn't grown when washed as I expected so I need to take out the cast off edge and length it and I haven't gotten myself up to that task yet so it languishes in the closet.

I love your color choice!

Julie said...

I think you made the right decision - it looks great!