...I just had the complete pleasure of posting about (someone else's) finished objects (FOs) and I was searching for some other (polite!) word I'd use to describe the state of my friday knitting.
FI=fit issues. as in what in the world was I thinking to keep knitting all the way through the yoke and halfway down the body without trying on the sweater. (is there a word for idiot that starts with F?)
I'd struggled (for reasons I hate to even contemplate - it's not a pretty picture of my knitting skills!) with the lace charts and had to rip and re-knit twice to make my way through the yoke. All the more reason to be absolutely sure before I considered the yoke "done" that it fit! but no, I didn't take those five minutes to put the sweater on scrap yarn and try it on - I guess I was just so happy to be "on pattern" and through the hard part...
and a great reminder that top down isn't only great because you avoid sewing. it's really because you can ensure a good fit!
p.s. I had been about this being "just" a knitting blog. and today I worried about this being a knitting failure blog. thanks for all your support. and for sticking with me!