I Think It Is Going To Be Too Small

This is my first week participating in the Small Things Yarn Along!  So exciting! I can never get it together on Wednesdays, but this week I planned ahead. Take that, World.


Kitty’s Chemise is nearing the home stretch.  I am on the sleeves.

But I have this sinking feeling: I think it is going to be too small. At least in the bust. I had a itty bit hunch this would happen when I cast on, waffling between which size to go for. I need to learn to listen to my instincts better. Apparently they are right more than I am willing to admit.

I will let you know soon, possibly between bouts of sobbing. One of my teeny tiny girlfriends might get very, very lucky next week.

P.S. I am reading The Little Paris Bokshop: A Novel. More on that soon.

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  • Reply knittymuggins July 29, 2015 at 8:15 am

    You never know – it may bloom when you block it! I’ll keep my fingers crossed 😉

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life July 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      I am hoping blocking will help, although I did block my swatch and it didn’t grow too much….

  • Reply AlisonH July 29, 2015 at 10:03 am

    If you do end up giving it to your friend she will be thrilled and thank you forever and wear it with joy and you’ll be glad it was. And if it’s not too small you’ll get to wear it with pride, because it’s gorgeous. Either way, you win!

  • Reply Louise July 29, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Oh, no let’s hope it fits! Gauge is a tricky thing isn’t it.

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life July 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      I got gauge…I think I might have just picked the wrong size to knit…it is my mind pretending I am thinner than I really am. I guess I shouldn’t have had that giant chocolate cookie for lunch…

  • Reply Tina July 29, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Blocking can do wonders, so fingers crossed as it looks quite lovely!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life July 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks. When I blocked my swatch, it didn’t grow much…but maybe I will give this one and extra long soak and mega stretch…stay tuned,

  • Reply caffeinegirl July 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Welcome to Yarn Along! That is such a lovely sweater but I can see how fit is tricky. This is why I am afraid of sweaters — that whole fit issue. If you can’t block it out, you will certainly have a lucky friend!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life July 31, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks. It was a lot of fun. My top did come out too small. Bummer. Now I just have to choose a lucky friend.

  • Reply littleblackdogsa July 29, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    It is still stunning. And I think with some serious blocking, you might just get it to fit anyway. 🙂 All the best. I love the colour as well. It looks so warm.

  • Reply karen July 30, 2015 at 6:23 am

    I do hope it fits, fingers crossed! or you can figure out a way to fix it easily 🙂

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life July 31, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      I just got it off the needles…Too small. Wearable…but really too small. I will still do the Icord edging and blocking…see what comes…gift to a skinny friend. Oh well.

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