Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Yawn!I think I'm finally starting to recover from last weekend- 2 concerts in one weekend is a little tiring! Plus, it was Grandma's 91st birthday, so that was exciting!
I have managed to find time to *almost* finish the ribbie pullover... I just need to finish picking up the stitches around the neck, and decide on the collar. I think I'll do a really thin dark grey collar- essentially just knit 2 rounds in dark grey, then bind off. I'll put in a lifeline, though, before i do the collar so I can easily start again if I hate it. Then, I have to clean up the ends and wash it (it'll shrink somewhat the first washing)... but then hopefully I'll have a sweater that I can wear with or without its matching ribbie cardigan! :)
On Friday, I got the cutest pj pants ever... they are covered with very fat sheepies!
And, of course, as soon as I even got close to finishing the ribbie pullover, I started the turtleneck with the GGH Boboli yarn:
In my defense, I did want to wait and think about the collar on the ribbie pullover before I finished it, so that's my excuse! ;) I am loving the peach turtleneck so far... It's knitting fairly quickly (although now that I'm into the solid stockinette stitch section, it is a little boring!) Plus, last night I put the body on a length of waste yarn, and tried it on- I wanted to make sure the ribbing section didn't pull in too much... and I think it'll be great when I'm wearing it. The fabric is a little stiff, so the ribbed section stays stretched out when I'm wearing it, and doesn't try and squeeze me too much. :) Assuming everything works out, I'll post the pattern for this once I finish it... the gauge is a pretty standard 5 sts/ 8 rows per inch.
In order to start the peach turtleneck, I first had to measure the sweater I'm more-or-less copying... apparently, though, I lay that sweater out on the bed not for measurements, but for Cricket. I'm glad we got that straightened out!
"God enriches (motto of Arizona)"
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