does this make me look fat?
And do NOT tell me "It's fine" or I'll smack you.
Back story: I made this sweater, Hathersage, last February. Loved the yarn, loved the look of the pattern but hated the finished product on me. I felt like a cozy, wool-wrapped blimp, and so never wore it. Oh, I tried it on periodically, hopefully, but never felt the love. So, I had plans to frog it and use the yarn for the Campus Jacket.
I finally brought it downstairs to rip out yesterday, but on a whim threw it on and went grocery shopping, giving it one last chance to impress me, a last-minute stay of execution. I still felt fat, and the boys thought it looked too boxy, but it was suggested that if I moved the buttons again (they're not even sewn on, they're attached with safety pins because I just couldn't get it right) it might actually be okay.
off topic, but still about the photo - look to the right mid-frame... that back room... a fluffy lump. Can't see it?
That's Maggie, on "her" couch - she adopted it when she was a puppy, and now, 10 years later, it's the saddest piece of furniture I've ever seen. And yet, she loves it as it is - I've tried blankets and slipcovers just so I can stand it, but they are promptly ripped off and have even been shredded on occasion... the boys and I have agreed that we have to keep it for as long as she's here. Lucky dog.