It's such a pretty jacket for being so awful to knit. Most of you who have come to the shop while I was working on it or talking about it will know it better as the F#^*$ing Jacket. And I think it has really earned the title as the Jacket from Hell as well.
It all started with me being asked to be a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding in Toronto last year. I thought it would be nice to have a lacy jacket to wear over the strapless dress in case it was chilly. Found the pattern in Vogue Knitting and off I went. There were some false starts...but I had left myself plenty of time I thought to figure this out. WRONG. Some errata helped with some of the issues. Managed to get the body done in time but I was furiously knitting the sleeves on the airplane ride to Toronto. Then...I was stuck! Could not figure out why the pattern wasn't working. I have restarted the sleeves more times than I would like to admit. Many glasses of wine have helped when tearing it out. Figured out how to knit the sleeves over a year later as I couldn't face it for quite some time and cast them off in early November. I thought my days of struggling with this jacket were behind me.
|Me trying to piece the jacket together|
NOPE! Who knew that piecing it together would be as difficult as knitting it. Yup...it was difficult right to the bitter end. But now I have a lovely sparkly pink jacket that I have sworn at so many times if I had a swear jar I was putting money into I could of at least enjoyed wearing it somewhere warm...like the Bahamas!