Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Almost done

I am done the collar!!! Wow. It is nice and stretchy, so mission accomplished. It got to be quite zen and relaxing, but I'm still quite pleased to be at the end of it.  
Now for the seams ...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Knitting Done!!

Early post today since I'm closing at work tonight. 

I got the knitting done and now it's on to a 409 st sewn bind off. It's an effective bind off for maintaining the garter stitch and stretch for a cardigan front. 
I'll be at this for awhile. Did I mention that there are 409 stitches to bind off? 
Then there's the seaming. I love finishing. I love finishing. I love finishing. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Collar, The Progress

Just a quick post with progress pics. 
The bottom edging is continuous, it was definitely worth the re-do!!  
 The German short row shaping is easy and great for garter stitch.   I'm making notes on the pattern issues and will pass them along to the designer when I'm done. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Collar, part le deux

Well damn. 
All along the body, we were merrily slipping the last st, wyif. It creates a lovely loose edge. 
When I was knitting the collar, I was merrily knitting, slipping the first stitch, as is my general custom for a slipped stitch edge. The patten didn't indicate otherwise, and it would've been all just fine until they call for a slipped edge stitch in the 1st manner starting with the short row shaping. 
I am torn between ripping out a solid 1/2 day's work, and correcting the pattern to reflect a continuous slipped edge style, or continuing to slip the 1st stitch thus having the entire collar section the same, yet different from the body. GAH!!!! 
Yeah, you know what I'm gonna do. I am who I am, and cannot do otherwise. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017


The belly button is much better!! Swelling is gone, scanning from the hives is healed and the piercing has healed over, leaving me sad, but it is what it is. 

I finished knitting the last sleeve on the Rainbow in the  Gorge!!!
A couple of the colours finished with not much to spare, but no colour section had to be fudged. 
I went on the the collar straight away rather than seaming since my sewing kit was not to hand. And I'm leaving the blocking until after because it's just so freakin' big!!!
391 sts ... long rows, but I've got tomorrow off and with my laundry and errands done today, a storm in the offing, I'm totally set for progress!!