Saturday, February 25, 2006

triple project update.

All done, and given to my mom because they match a scarf I made for her awhile back. Those are her hands modelling them. Everyone who saw them was thrilled with the way the fingers became striped, and I have to say I thought it was pretty nifty, too. The gauge turned out to be 10 stitches and 13 rows = 1 square inch. Nice and tiny.

I am sad to say that in a fit of "something is not right!" I ripped out the entirety of the black stockinette sweater I am making. My issues: I thought I would be all clever and knit it flat to the underarms, and then work set-in sleeves in the round. Haha. The seaming was way too bulky in the underarms and made them much too small. I was also very unhappy with Elizabeth Zimmerman's instructions for the shoulders. Even though I wrapped my short rows, when the shoulders were binded off together they had this strange little eyelet thing going on. I hate having holes in my knitting that I didn't plan for. So the whole thing is ripped, and I'm starting again. Everything will be in the round this time, and I think I know what to do to alter Zimmerman's instructions to work for me. I am 1/3 of the way done with the body so far. Sigh.

Camera just died when I was about to post a picture of my progress on my sweater for the Sweaters from Camp knitalong. The colors look very nice together and I am definitely happy with them. The cord in my circular needles was so incredibly loopy that I accidentally twisted the stitches when I joined in the round. Hooray, time for my first steek! I did beautifully up one side, and then got too excited and cut about 6 live stitches. I'm pretty sure that it's fixed, but I'm thinking I might unravel this, too, and start again. My tension is actually looking pretty good, but, well, why not. I'm not working on it until I get the body of the black sweater done, though, so I'll have some time to sit on it and think.



Blogger hege said...

Thanks for you comment on my blog! You have quite a lot of beautiful work yourself. I love the lace scarves you created, they are gorgeous. And the gloves are great. I hope you put a picture of your greyhounds on your site, I would love to see them. I will put one up of mine, as soon as I get a good one of both. For some reason, every time they strike a pose, my camera is not nearby :)

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