I wanted stripes; thick, contrasty, stripes; bold, in-your-face stripes.
I wanted stockinette; back and forth and in the round stockinette; but not endless boredom stockinette.
I wanted a seamless sweater; a weave-in-all-ends-and-it’s-done sweater; but not an everyone’s-made-one seamless raglan sweater.
So I gave myself what I wanted:
I remember reading somewhere that self confidence is the belief that your needs will be fulfilled. There now, I fulfilled not only my needs, but also my wants.
It wasn’t all easy — trignometric tables were consulted to figure out some shaping, and Pythagoras’ theorem proved its usefulness yet again — but it was fun. I think there’s a pattern in it somewhere, so stay tuned!