This project has certainly tested mine! In a way, I’m pleased with my perseverance. It stands as a testament to my progress as a knitter–certainly, I would have let my doubts get the better of me even just a year ago. For while I’m not letting them talk me into abandoning this project, I sure have them.
Which is a very long-winded way of saying that I’ve finished the back and both fronts of Tulip! When I hold them up to myself in the mirror, they look fine, but their appearance on the dressform is not exactly inspiring.
It’s a little low, don’t you think? Even if I want a tank to be necessary? Also, there is gaping on the sides that I’ve not shown in that picture. I’m not ripping out, because when I measure myself I see 3.5 inches of length in my torso that the dressform is lacking. And the mirror tells me all will be well–the waist of the top sits at my waist, even if it doesn’t sit at the dressform’s. I know the rational thing to do is finish the sleeves, which won’t change in any case, pin the thing together, and just try it on.
But still, I’m nervous. Tell me stories of sweaters you’ve been worried about that worked out well in the end?