Friday, February 13, 2009

Rogue for Dummies?

Good Morning! I think that this may officially be the earliest I've ever managed to post before. It's going to be a crazy day for me, so I thought I'd get a head start. I've got to be in two different schools at almost the same time today in order to make both my boys feel special. I'll probably end up a stark raving lunatic instead.

Anywho, I finished up the front and back shoulders of the Rogue Pullover. I put it on Endora so you could actually see the progress this time. If only my stomach were as flat as hers though. I hope I'm not disappointed when I put this on. All of my measurements match Endora's except for the tummy. I'm blaming my kids and cookies for that. Unless Lipo and scalpels are involved, it'll never be the same even if I starve myself. But hey, that's what girdles/Spanx are for, right?

This would make a rockin' tank top if you just finished up the front where it is and did it in a pretty linen/cotton combo.

I still think that this is one of the toughest patterns I've come across. Not because of the cables, but because of the way in which the pattern is written. It's not a pattern for dummies. I've been lucky so far in that I've guessed the next correct step. Don't get me wrong, this is a brilliant pattern that's going to have a brilliant outcome. I think that I'm the problem here. I would prefer more basic directions I think. I also think this pattern could do with a few more steps that have the words "you should have x stitches left on the needle at this stage." Maybe I'm just a slow learner.

Anyone else having or have had difficulty reading this pattern or is it just me?