I have no idea what came over me when I thought it was a good idea to cast on a lace-weight jumper. Maybe I'm into torturing myself? Not that there's anything wrong with lace-weight jumpers - examples I've seen look amazing - but the thought of knitting one kind of makes me have a panic attack. Which is why I'm struggling to come to terms with the fact that I went to my stash, found the skinniest, darkest coloured yarn I own and proceeded to cast on 280 stitches. I wasn't even forced into it. I used my own free will.
This jumper is from PomPom Quarterly's Winter 2013 issue, and it's called Garland by Stefanie Pollmeier. In the pictures, this pattern is very pretty, but I tell you, the little lacy flower band looks hideous on my jumper. I don't usually have weird tension issues, but some of these yarn-overs just look giant and loopy. I thought maybe I'd made some mistakes along the way and the yarn-overs were in the wrong place, but I was too terrified to unravel it and see if I could make it look better. I had the right amounts of stitches though, so I'm going to carry on and just hope that the hours I've invested (quite a few) in knitting maybe five inches will pay off.
Maybe blocking will help, although I have no idea if 1) I'll make it to that stage without throwing this out the window or 2) I can even figure out how to block lace anyway.
I think I might go cast on a hat or something, something small and quick to knit - at least that'll feel a bit more productive!