April 10, 2005
Knit-alongs and such
I started the sleeves of the Vintage Pink Cardigan. I'm doing them two at once, as you all suggested, and I'm done with the 4 inches of tedious 2x2 rib. Why is ribbing so tedious? I have no freaking idea. I'm a typical Continental-style knitter, and it's definitely not the transitions between knits and purls, which I would describe as effortless. I think I'll be done fairly quickly because they are only 3/4 length! The body of the sweater is dry, and I've been trying it on (uhm, if prancing around in a half-finished sweater thing, usually complemented with only underpants, can be called that. There will not be pictures.). There is a chance that it will close over my bust! I was sort of freaking out about the armholes, and were I to leave the VPC as a sleeveless tank, yes, the openings are too big. But that's not a reasonable measure of fit, duh! I put it against some of my sweaters, which already have sleeves and everything :), and they look about the right size. Wheew!
Today's Stitch 'n Bitch was fabulous. Maybe it was the fabulous weather, maybe it was that the cafe wasn't terribly crowded, but I had a great time. Lots of chatting, not much knitting. I knit maybe 6 rows of my socks, but realized I missed an entire pattern row, so I had to undo all of my progress. However, since I was taking the sock off the needles, I tried it on, and wow, it's looking great! The pattern is coming together nicely, it fits well, and I will start the heel very soon.
Don't you just love Blogger? You can set-up a knit-along quicker than you can drop a stitch! (slight tone of sarcasm present)
Back to today's fabulous Stitch 'n Bitch. I showed a friend how to do some seaming using a blind hem stitch (of all things!), and it felt really good to help her, and to see how nicely this particular seam worked in this case, and to see her finish this project right there before my eyes! I'm not mentioning her name because I will not steal her thunder :). She'll blog soon enough :).
I was thinking of compiling a list of 100 things about me. Reason being, any time anyone has one on their blog, that's the first thing I skim/read. What do you think?