It may not seem like I have been doing much knitting lately but actually what I haven't been doing is posting about finished projects. I will have to catch up in one giant finished project post soon.
I was very pleased with my February Lady Sweater. The buttons were just perfect, the lace came out really well, I loved the length of sleeves...
And then I tried it on, and was sorely disappointed. It didn't fit. Even my LSH, a very diplomatic sort of person, agreed that it didn't flatter me at all.
Today was my mom's birthday, and we had a little get-together at our house. Coincidentally, she had just finished a sweater that she had loved knitting, and it sorely disappointed her as well. She brought her sweater along so we could commiserate about sorely disappointing knits, that seem to be going so well until you finish them and put them on your body. Her sweater was a completely different sort of sweater with the same darn problem as mine (hers is so airy and unstructured that it is hard to get a good picture of it):
But she ended up trying on my sweater... and I tried on hers... and through some kind of amazing mystical knitterly alchemy, we both had new sweaters!
It was obviously fate, since the outfits we had on went perfectly with our new sweaters.