August 10, 2005
Priorities. Sacrifices. Reincarnation.
I've been meaning to frog that Jaeger wool rose scarf I was knitting for my friend. I planned to give it to her for her birthday, but that didn't happen, and I could give it to someone else, but I'm not sure how much more time it will take me to finish it, and I'm not sure if I even want to finish it, plus I know I'd need to buy more yarn, and... well, it was time to take it apart :). I do love the stitch pattern and would love to use it with a heavier weight yarn some day. Just not this very moment.
Why now, all of a sudden?
Well, I needed some yarn to start seaming up my wrap sweater. I can't really use the sweater yarn because it's thick 'n thin - it will get stuck in the stitches and add too much bulk. This Jaeger rose wool is just the right color and weight, I figure. So, snip, snip, rip, rip, washy wash, wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.
If only all unloved projects were so easy to dismiss!
Although I still have one more sleeve to knit for my wrap, I wanted to seam the completed one to make sure I didn't mess up on the armhole and sleeve shaping and that the sleeve length is good.
The scarf, reincarnated as mattress stitch (sounds like a painting you'd see at the Met). Slides through the stitches very smoothly, this is definitely a good choice for seaming.
The length seems good, maybe just a little too long (?). I reserve final judgment until the sleeve is attached to the armhole, which will probably pull it up a little bit (I didn't get to that part yet).
Did that last photo make you a lil' dizzy? Maybe it's just me ;).