August 11, 2005
The Dough Company
Grad student t-shirts, they just keep on showin' up!
At least I've got pants on, which, let me tell ya, is an accomplishment in this heat considering I'm wearing half of a wool sweater.
New angle of left front: check; sleeve length: check; armhole depth (vertical and horizontal): check; weaving in ends: not so much a check.
It always seems to be such a mess at the armpit where four corners come together into one big... PITA (pain in the ass).
I know I'm going to have to iron the seams, which isn't making me happy. This is a decently close-fitting sweater and I feel the seams need to be as flat as possible. The yarn is one ply wool, and one ply funky nylon. Pressing the nylon is what's making me nervous. I'll have to test it on a swatch first.
So, now I just need to, uhm, knit the other sleeve, seam the other side of the sweater, and finish the back of the neck (stitches currently on a holder).
Last, I'll need to find some kind of pin to hold the whole thing closed. I think I was inspired by Diana's Rosie to leave the wrap button- and tie-less. My current pin collection won't do, I don't think (what do you think?):
Okay, I have to go and reattach the pins to their respective jackets, and think about the pin style that would complement this wrap.
P.S. All you shrug-lovers out there, check this out from Karen at Yarn is My Metier. Really, makes me want to knit one. Karen assured me that this shrug wouldn't frame the bust for that "here I am!" look, but I'm still having some doubts (the framing and never being cold are the two reasons I have yet to knit one of these puppies).
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