a dillydallyknitter: BS.v2 Week 5

Monday, October 22, 2007

BS.v2 Week 5

Assignment: Statues

This is a statue of Quetzacoatl (the plumed serpent) located in downtown San Jose, CA. Unfortunately, many Locals do not think it resembles a winged serpent but do think it looks like a very expensive pile of something else:



Meanwhile, chez cpurl:

On Sunday night I was at this stage with my Chunky Raglan:

On Monday night I was here:

I'm annoyed because the sweater pattern does not have a clear photograph of what the end product should look like (the model is shown sitting down and leaning slightly forward) and also does not have a schematic of the sweater. If I was a more experienced knitter I would have realized that the sweater is a short one and made the adjustments before I attached the sleeves, did the raglan decreases and added the neck. Add this experience to the "lessons learned" file.

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17 Comments:

At 10:55 PM, Blogger Manda said...

ouch! that hurts! :(
(ha! my word verification starts with "lnv" :)

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Ugh! Don't you just hate that? Good for you for starting over again though, I think I'd have been tempted to chuck it in the corner in disgust ;)

It's hard to believe there are still patterns out there without a schematic isn't it? No matter how experienced a knitter you might be, having a clue of what the end product is supposed to be like helps!

 
At 12:17 AM, Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

OMG!! That is awful. Horrible! So sorry!! So proud of you for ripping and hopefully making a second go at it!! It was looking really fabulous :(

 
At 3:50 AM, Blogger sophanne said...

I did a double take- it's so like something I would do-except the part about frogging and trying it again. Good for you.

 
At 4:10 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Aaah, that's painful. But, on the other hand, at least it's not a sport weight sweater!!! Gosh, I wish all patterns had at least one unobstructed picture of it being worn and very good schematics.

PS: Any tips on how to teach Charlie that it's not okay to walk on the coffee table?? :)

 
At 4:13 AM, Blogger Virtuous said...

Oh no!!! What pattern book was that out of for the raglan? That sucks!! I hate those type of books...ugh!

Yeah I am really not seeing the serpent :o)

 
At 4:34 AM, Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

Aw, bummer! It looked great too!

 
At 5:03 AM, Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Holy cats! That is soooooo upsetting. You are brave to rip. And I'm totally not seeing a serpant.

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Hmmm...yeah he does kinda look like a feathered pile of poo. But an artistic one!

 
At 7:10 AM, Blogger sgeddes said...

I hate it when there aren't any good pictures and there should at least be a drawing!

Does that serpent have a head? That would help to show what it is

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger Jo said...

Hmmm... I can see where they might get that impression...

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger weezalana said...

Before I read it was a serpent, I was thinking, "Those sure are some fancy carvings in that big pile of poo..."

 
At 8:36 AM, Anonymous KG said...

I still want to learn how to poop in a coil. That is some mad skillz.

Your sweater is less chunky now. I think you could pull it off...with the right panties.

 
At 8:47 AM, Anonymous Eva said...

I've had this happen to me a couple of times... What I do now, is do a provisional (crochet) cast on and then once the sweater's done, try it on and decide if I need to knit 'down' and add more body length, or if I can start the ribbing/hem once I've undone the provisional cast on.
This is also great for sleeve length.

Cheers Eva - who does not see a snake in that picture but indeed something totally different :)

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger KnitPastis said...

Oh sweetie, I feel your pain. That was a beautiful sweater though.

Still laughing at the first photo, a pile of....LOL That's great!

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger Eric & Tony said...

Ahhhh Nooooo! That's rough; I don't think I could have done it. At least you get to play with that beautiful yarn some more.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Rebel said...

Yup - the first thing I though of was decorated dog poop. Man. Who thinks these things up?

 

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