Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I know it's been a long time since my last post, but it's because I have been busy turning this
Yes, the sweater is done, nothing left but the buttonbands. Which I have never done before. Of course, this sweater has led me to do lots of things I have never done before: knit a cardigan, attach sleeves in a very complicated manner, short rows, and, of course, this:
I think this is the project that has promoted me to the ranks of the intermediate knitters.
And can I just say one more thing about the cables? There were literally hundreds of them. At one point for several rows in the middle of the chart, there were well over 500 stitches on my needles, and constant cabling all the way across. (Tip: Color-coding is a must. And use stitch markers.)
I still need buttons. And I have some concerns about the wonky neckline right now, but I hope it will work itself out in the blocking.
Oh, and a Happy Belated Valentine's Day to all.
Posted by Emma at 12:41 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thank you so much for all the kind words on my last post. I read all the comments through tears! It's been a strange week with Annie gone, but I think all of us are starting to adjust. If you are reading this, please take a moment and send out some good vibes for Annie.
ETA: Paul told me this had been updated, and I wasn't sure if I wanted to look at it, but I did. It made me sad, but I am posting it here in hopes that someone local is interested--Annie's Adoption Page.
Ok, now onto long-absent knitting content.
Tangled Yoke is finally looking like an actual sweater! I attached the sleeves last night, after finally figuring out what the pattern was trying to tell me. It was none too clear, and took some time to get it together. And then, with 388 stitches, my KnitPicks cable broke.
The end join came right off the cable, leaving many stitches just dangling. I got those picked up, switched cables (because when I ordered the 40" cable, I forgot they came two to a package, and ordered two packages. Which turns out to be a good thing), and then the second cable did the same thing!
I then put the whole thing on waste yarn, switched cables again, testing them by making Paul pull on both ends as hard as he could, transferred the stitches back on to the new cable, then went on my merry way.
Next up: the cables. Is it crazy that I am attempting this with Fetching my only other previous cable experience?
Posted by Emma at 8:28 AM
Monday, February 04, 2008
Posted by Emma at 3:39 PM