Friday, May 9, 2008

wicked dilemma



As you can probably tell, my wicked dilemma is that my wicked is, well, wicked short. What do I do? Do I rip out the bind off (did I mention that I did a sewn bind off... wicked hard to rip out...) and add more seed stitch? Do I rip back and add more stockinette before the seed stitch? If I do that, then do I have to rip out the pocket and put it back on holders? Do I just try and block the crap out of it?? I probably need a good 3 or 4 inches to have it fall where I would like it to... check out how much longer my t-shirt is. Granted, it's a long t-shirt, but I'm past the age, and waist size, where belly-shirts are cute anymore. (And although I am working on the waist size part... the age I can't do much about.)

I probably already know the answer (and it's the worst out of all of them) but please advise!!

6 comments:

elinor said...

Ooh, ouch. I think you may want to rip out to add more stockinette. You don't really want the pocket that high up, do you? I send you frogging love.

Doug said...

Too short.... Do you know any midgets you could gift it to?

Anne said...

I'd rip it out and knit a few more inches of stockinette. When I made mine, I had the opposite problem and made it too long with the waist shaping in all the wrong places. So very frustrating!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Sorry, but I have to agree with the other commenters. It will suck for a while, but when you're done you will be so much happier with it. Plus, it's too cute on you not to fix it!

Sheila said...

Pick up the stitches above the ribbing. snip the yarn and knit the length you need. You can either reknit the ribbing or kitchner it on. It will save a lot of ripping back.

Violet said...

I had the same problem. I didn't want to take the whole pocket off (not after that gorgeous invisible join!) so I added an inch and a half of stockinette after the pocket, then began the seed stitch again. I'm happy with the results.