August 23, 2005
You know, I still can't believe at the very last minute I fumbled so awkwardly on the shrug! Why was I under the impression that working in the opposite direction would be simple? I guess with stockinette it is simple, but with ribbing, it's hard to match up the stitches. Lesson learned: next time I'm running a lifeline before snipping.
Nonetheless, two matching cuffs:
Eh? Not bad!
Let me rearrange the cuffs and pan out for a second:
Both cuffs have their respective balls of yarn still attached, and the cuff I had to rework still has a lifeline threaded through. They are obviously done, but why is it so hard to cut loose? To release the knitted object from the yarn? What ifs? What if I decide I want full-length sleeves? What if I realize I knit one too many beaded rows on one of the cuffs?
Cutting yarn is so final. For me, much more in the emotional sense then in the physical one (because I know I can always rejoin a ball).
Next: seaming, blocking, rosettes.
In other news, after boycotting my ball winder for a good 5 months, it now shares my sentiment:
Double-u tee ef is that mesh-like mess at the top? It's angry at me.