Instagram post by @malinerogne Malin

After all the set backs I was really hoping for a big win with this project. It's still missing sleeves, but I seamed the bust gathers and sides to get a feel for how it would look and fit, aaaaaand... It's too small. By a lot. 💔 So not the win I was hoping for. 😪 I am super disappointed for my own sake, and I also feel like I'm letting you all down somehow. You've been so sweet in cheering me on, and I would have given up a long time ago if it wasn't for your sweet messages and comments pushing me forward. ❤️🤗 I am still going to finish because:
1. Sunk cost fallacy. I've put so much effort into this thing, and it would just break my heart to know nothing came of it. 💔
2. It's already so pretty, and I really want to see it finished. You do to, right? 💪😍
3. Secretly hoping against hope that it will somehow grow. 😏🌱 Oh well... #handknitlace #bridalknitwear #jumperofdoom #ladyseveningjumper #astitchintimevol2 #vintageknit #knittersofig #nøstebarn #silkeull

91 Comments

  • 3w ago ullfunn ullfunn

    @malinerogne Om du lar den henge fuktig på en kleshenger vil den jo vokse litt.

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @ullfunn Jeg har et ørlite håp om at det kan være nok...

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @bergljotops Ja, det er så ergerlig! 😒 Hvis jeg bare vil det nok, så skal det vel skje, eller? 🙏😬

  • 3w ago clare.bradders clare.bradders

    @malinerogne the fact that it’s not life and death doesn’t make it less frustrating! Craftsmanship is craftsmanship and hours of life committed to to something.

  • 3w ago dkkwriter dkkwriter

    I think when we put so much time and effort into something like this and then it doesn’t fit, we are really making it for someone else and that someone has yet to be revealed. When the time is right, and you know for whom you were Knitting it, the delight will make it all worth it. ❤️

  • 3w ago akfwvr akfwvr

    Oh dear. It is lovely, and I'm sure you will find the perfect home for it! 😍

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @clare.bradders Thank you! 🤗❤️

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @dkkwriter That's a lovely thought ❤️

  • 3w ago ninlor ninlor

    Du er så flink, Malin. Du finner nok en løsning. Toppen er helt nyyyyyydelig❤️

  • 3w ago acanthushouse acanthushouse

    Oh you poor thing! How frustrating ❤️

  • 3w ago lrkelsey lrkelsey

    @dkkwriter Yes! And beauty in art, the piece is fabulous.

  • 3w ago lrkelsey lrkelsey

    @malinerogne LOL a boob job seems a little extreme 😂

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @lrkelsey True. But for the first time I'm sympathising with Cinderella's wicked sisters who cut off a heel and a toe to make the glass slipper fit 😂

  • 3w ago lrkelsey lrkelsey

    You have created a work of art; if not for yourself, someone deserving 💖💕 With your intimate knowledge you may knit this again for the perfect fit. So often I have enjoyed the second knit more than the first. 😘

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @lrkelsey Thank you! 🤗

  • 3w ago kitchenerstories kitchenerstories

    I hate when that happens! Don't give up! Or do give up if you feel like it.

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @ninlor Tusen takk! Den skal få emner også. 😊

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @akfwvr Thank you 🤗

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @acanthushouse It is frustrating. Especially after I took the time to knit and block several swatches. 🙄 Maybe my math was off? Who knows 🤷

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @lrkelsey Maybe someday, but probably not in time for wearing it when I'm getting married in October.😌

  • 3w ago lrkelsey lrkelsey

    @malinerogne Hahaha, yes!

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @kitchenerstories It sucks! I will finish it, secretly hoping it will somehow fit me, and at least knowing it can be worn my someone. I don't feel like casting on for a second jumper in a larger size at this moment, but maybe some time in the future, who knows 🤷😊

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @kitchenerstories be worn by* someone

  • 3w ago karialt karialt

    Så utrolig kjipt! Den er vakker! Hold oss oppdatert på neste forsøk på blokking 😘

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @karialt Tusen takk, Kari! Verdt et forsøk 💪

  • 3w ago apella.knits apella.knits

    Oh no Malin, what a bummer! Are you going to start all over or is it fixeable along the way? Are even the boobs too small?

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @apella.knits Thank you, Nele 😪 it's mostly a length issue. I'm hoping wearing it around the house, and maybe a second wet block, will stretch it out enough. 😬 If not, I'll finish it and find someone else who can wear it.

  • 3w ago kurabikuru kurabikuru

    Looks gorgeous!! Cheers to all the projects that get finished even when they don't fit! 💓💪

  • 3w ago lle.phoebe lle.phoebe

    @malinerogne !!!!!!!! terrible. knitting is constantly mysterious ... maybe a wedding shawl is in order ?

  • 3w ago ingeborgbs ingeborgbs

    Nydelig! Lykke til videre😅

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @ingeborgbs Tusen takk! 😅

  • 3w ago beathons beathons

    Maybe you could pickup the bottom and add some length to it. Stunning work.

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @beathons Thank you for the suggestion! I think that would be difficult, because the fabric is already blocked to almost twice the size. It wouldn't fix the problem of the bust seam hitting me on the boob, rather than under, either. 😣 I think my only hope is that it will stretch some more if I do another wet block, leave it on a hanger, and wear it around the house.

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @lle.phoebe Maybe 😏 Can't go too wrong with a shawl!

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @kurabikuru Thank you! "It'll fit someone" is my mantra.

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @kirvil_tvitekkja Takk for tips!

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @marietacrafts Fingers crossed it'll grow with time 😬 Tusen takk 😌

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @cozymadethings Maybe! Thank you ❤️

  • 3w ago roscorichmond roscorichmond

    What if you wore a wide sash around your waist covering the bottom so know one would know it was too short??? It is incredibly beautiful anyway! 😊

  • 3w ago malinerogne malinerogne

    @roscorichmond Thank you 😚 and thanks for your suggestion. I don't think adding anything to the bottom of the jumper would help with the main problem, which is the bustline hitting me too high up (mid-boob rather than under) 🤪

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