Remember how I was enthusing about that ripple knitting? Remember how I thought it might made a great jumper for Stashlet?
Cue big unhappy face.
It's not that it didn't work, but the more I knitted, the more lacy it got. I didn't realise what a difference knitting in stocking stitch would make. The k2tog s1k1psso combo (to get the 'valley' of the ripple) develops a little gap even when I try to knit really tightly and the more I knitted (I've done about another 10 rows since I took that photo) the more girlie the whole thing seemed to feel.
So I'm going to pull it all out. I might... just might... try knitting it again in garter stitch but I feel kind of wounded by the fact that it didn't come out how I expected so I'm feeling a bit delicate about the whole experience at the moment. I shall sit on it for a while and see what I think.
So there. You live and learn. Go forth, you mothers of girls and knit a lacy ripple jumper, because I think it will look really pretty. Just not so suitable for a toddler of the male persuasion.
Oh, and let me know how you sort the sleeves out, will you?