Monday, January 29, 2007
The green frog question
In case you're wondering about Central Park Hoodie - here is the left front [back & right front done]. 4 inches of rib equals 30 rows. So I finally got to the stage where I could begin the cabling when I realised that I should have started with k2, not purl 2... The dilemma begins. To knit an extra row and say screw it? Or to frog it and begin again as I simply have to have all my rows the same to make seaming easier?
Throw into the dilemma that I have been gaining weight of late, and am now thinking of going up a size, and also making this longer so that my bum isn't on show everytime I sit down. There's nothing like 2 inches of bare love handles hanging out going numb in the aircon to make me feel depressed and self-concious. *sigh*
I want this to be a hoodie I love, not one that makes me feel fat.
This of course means I have to see if the yarn shop has another skein as then I would be one short. So I'm putting this down and glaring at it periodically whilst eating more chocolate to make myself feel better.
More green rib - another Noro hat - this time in Artesano Alpaca Inca Cloud [2 strands together] - to pass time while I decide what to do about Central Park Hoodie. Upon reading a copy of Dominitrix at yesterday's Stitch n' Bitch meet, I discovered that alpaca is not a very elastic fibre, and so is probably not really suited to a hat ... *double sigh*
And so I pick up a WIP last seen here. One sock down, one to go. Clearly the knitting gods are directing in the path of the many many unfinished WIPs ...