Remember that time I signed up for an OAL (Outfit Along) and thought I could actually knit and sew an outfit to wear in two months? That was hilarious. First, an update on the knitting part of the OAL.
Last week I finished the body of my Myrna and tried it on with no needles weighing it down. Aaaaaaand it's too tight. I knew there was a risk of it not fitting, because early in the OAL the pattern designer announced that there was an error in the pattern. I decided to continue with the flawed pattern because everything I read indicated that the result would be that the sweater was too long, which was fine with me because the cropped look is not one that I'm used to anyway. I thought my biggest problem would be too-long armholes, but alas, I also need to size up. Unfortunately that means ordering another skein of yarn since I had the perfect amount for the size I was making. Since this is a short sleeved cropped sweater, it's November and I probably won't be able to wear it until April or May, I've decided to put it aside until January or February.
In the meantime I'm working on the Enrobed Wrap Cardigan from Amy Herzog's Knit to Flatter. I'm using Shepherd's Wool in Autumn Gold. I used this yarn to knit a hat for one of my brothers for Christmas last year and I loved every second my fingers touched that yarn, even though I was still up finishing the hat until 2am on Christmas Eve. I hope this one fits...
The dress for the OAL...Well, I made three muslins of the bodice of Vogue 8993, and the final version has a successful FBA! But the waist is too tight. :/ I gained weight during those two months, got busy and frustrated and gave up. I'll return to this dress in the spring as well, hopefully with better fitting skills.
I also made a muslin of the Colette Iris shorts, which I never tried on. They're hanging in my closet and will also be revisited in the spring.
Finally, a UFO from last winter is once again a WIP. I adjusted my pattern for McCall's 6612 to include a cheater FBA. I'll cut it out Sunday night or one night next week. I hope to spend a lot of time sewing during the evenings next week, as I'll be taking my written preliminary exams Monday through Friday during the daytime and will need to decompress. When I hit happy hour Friday night after it's all over I hope to have the choice of wearing my new McCall's 6612 or Lady Skater which is next in line.
I'm pretty sure I'm putting the slow in slow fashion here.