Tuesday, September 04, 2007  

Going to the Chapel....

Last post before the big day... everything is going well (fingers crossing), and I'm sure it'll all go great. In the meantime, I'm going to spend a last few days knitting and relaxing before the craziness starts.

Luckily, I have a crack crew to help me. Cricket helped me measure Tangled Yoke so I could design the sweater I just started. Ok, so maybe "help" is a little bit inaccurate - but maybe attacking the measuring tape was a vital step in the process!

Cricket has also shouldered the heavy burden of soaking up all of the extra sunlight that streams through the windows. She's such a team player.

And how could I forget? She also spends a great deal of her time supervising the bird-TV channel. Sometimes she goes outside to make sure the birds don't eat the food too quickly!

And in knitting news, for some reason I felt the need to start designing an Aran sweater in the two weeks before my wedding. My inspiration?

Duncan, from the BBC series Monarch of the Glen.

I swatched, did some math, and poof! There were a couple of sleeves and the start of the back!

But wait... I didn't like the braided cable on either side of the center panel. Rather than rip out 29 rows of the body, I did a little cable-surgery...

Attempt #1 was almost right - but not quite. So I dropped down a second time, and success!

Since this will be a raglan, I'm following my usual method and I'm knitting each piece to the armhole, and then I'll do another round of math to figure out the armhole and raglan shaping, and the neckline, and continue from there.

And finally - check out how much Abby loves brocolli... what a funny little doggy!


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