I meant to post this update yesterday as a part of WIP Wednesday, but that just didn't happen. Don't you just hate how sometimes life is not very understanding about your crafting ambitions?
I've been working half-heartedly on my colorwork sweater lately:
The colorwork pattern is beautiful, the sweater itself is very attractive, the problem is the pattern has some weird little aspects that really bother me. It's almost as though the pattern is written for a beginner, but the construction is not suited for a beginner (I'm not sure if that made any sense at all). The pattern author and I obviously disagree on more than one topic...
I've mentioned once before that I am annoyed that the pattern for the garment is to be worked flat, rather than in the round (even the sleeves! Why?!). In retrospect, I really should have just taken the plunge and knitted it in the round with a steek.
Also, the pattern is very nice and all, but the chart was not adapted for use with all of the available sizes. This just came across as sloppy to me, but I was able to work around it.
All and all, this pattern has been an adventure and I'm sure that more surprises lie in wait. But I'm sure that it will come out looking very nice in the end. However, I think it was wise to offer this as a free pattern. As Evelyn wisely said, we must finish our wintery knits. Finish them we will!
Also, I apologize for the crappy, low-light photo, it looks like this outside: