I'm finding various online "design your own figure"-type sites and trying to design figures that look as close to me as possible for a self-portrait collage project. This is surprisingly tricky when one (a) wears glasses, which aren't always offered, and (b) normally has blonde/brown hair and currently dyes it vaguely-reddish/blonde. What hair color to pick?
So everything I am supposed to be working on is on hold because I fell in love with the District 12 Sweater and had to go make it. In more fun colors than in the movie, ahem.
However...man, is everything in that sweater LONG. I keep having to take it out and remake pretty much every bit of it, between my own confusion/tendency to lose or gain stitches at random and the fact that it's so long. I have a short waist anyway, but after I finished the body of it, I had to take out most of it to take out FOUR INCHES at the waist so it fit me properly. And now I'm on my...fourth time taking out the sleeve because THAT was too long and then adjusting for that the quick and dirty way (i.e. you're supposed to go to 77 stitches and I just stopped at 73 and made adjustments after that) meant the armhole didn't fit, so I had to take most of it out and I'm having to change how frequently I do increases so that I can get to 77 stitches before the armhole....What a pain.
I got an honorable mention! Huzzah! They said they'd send me two free tickets and parking to go on the first weekend of the fair. I paid $10 to enter, so that's a fair investment back :)
As for the HM, they said it was because of my blocking not being great. That's completely fair, especially since (a) I stink at it, and (b) while I did block each piece individually, I did not have time or space to block the darn thing again before mailing it out.