That has never been my problem--at least in the past it hasn't--so I never experienced that O_o feeling when checking the item for fit. You see, I started to re-vamp my Girlfriend's Swing Coat Sweater pattern quite awhile ago and promptly put it down so I could finish my third book, Custom Knits Accessories (Spring, 2012), and then after it was complete, for what reason, I do not know, I decided to practically become a professional bias tape maker instead of tending to things more important than bias tape-making, like knitting and revamping patterns, for example.
One day, I will show you my bias tape.
So here I am, with Girlfriend ready to go to school in a couple of days, and getting the knit love back. I mean, you can only sew so many quilts (wanna make one for Miss Fitz a.k.a. "Loretta," come to think of it), canvas project bags and pillowcases--none of which require bias tape, dang it.
In fact, it's sort of ironic: I used to joke about dressing the real little ones in hand-knit garments because, after all, they can't undress themselves or protest very much. But now I can't manage to finish a simple sweater for Girlfriend, even if I want to.
But I'm not complaining. Once this wonder's bottom edge is frogged and re-knit to be a few inches longer, I'll get back on track. It's knit from the top down, so this type of correction is an easy-do. Plus, Girlfriend grew in length and not in girth despite the fact that she became a floor potato over the summer.
BTW: Watch this space in the next few days. I'll be reviewing Wendy Knits Lace by Wendy D. Johnson and having a giveaway.
Oh, and even better: We scored a house sitter for Christmastime when we head out to visit my dad and brother and the rest of the family. With three dogs, it's way better to get a house sitter that you trust instead of boarding all three (cha-ching!). Any rate, it turns out, our house sitter...he knits!
*I guess that means I will have to lock the door to my yarn room.*