It's the question you've all been waiting for. So...does my bum look big in this?
*Grin* I highly suspected it might, so don't feel you have to be kind. It probably isn't the best shape for my body and we've recently discussed this on Knittyboard, but I wanted to make it regardless. It's better than the usual potato sack shapes I tend to knit for myself. It also needs a new name, D.M.B.L.B.I.T? is a bit of a mouthful. Ideas on a postcard to... I have mixed feelings about it. I tend to dislike things for a bit after I've made them, so this doesn't surprise me. Give me a week and I'll love it. I think you just get sick of looking at things and as I've worked on this exclusively for the past few weeks it's started to get on my nerves. There are a few bits I'd change if I made it again. I'd like to try something different on the curve, there's a small part of it that bunches on the bottom of the curve (it's worked too tight) and I only thought of a better solution after I'd put on the rib and collar. I wasn't undoing that for anything. The curve in all it's glory (both back and fronts). The big creases are the hip increases, worked similarly to the bust shaping. The smaller ones are where the bunching happened, I worked 3tog to maintain the fully fashioned edge and despite working very loosely it was still too tight. I had planned it with a bit more swing, but found this method a lot easier to work into a semi-circle. Had I not reworked the huge section of the bottom that I took off it would have been 3 inches longer, I definitely did the right thing. Thanks again to String Bean and Knitpastis for kindly offering to send buttons. I did manage to find the perfect buttons for it after a bit of searching. I initially bought brass ones, but wasn't keen and then found the green ones in the last place I looked.
I will put the pattern up for it in a few weeks, I'll jig it about a bit so it will fit standard sizes.
I'd like to thank you all for your support and encouragement during the olympics and beyond. You'll all been superstars and have kept me going when I wanted to frog the lot and give in. I really do appreciate you taking the time to keep coming back and leaving comments. You guys rock.