Thursday, December 06, 2007

Maybe it's time for a new hobby ...

I've joined the shoulder seams of Earnshaw - it's not a dress! In fact it fits just how I wanted it to. And I finished the sleeves and seamed one! And - because knitty karma is just not that nice to me - the sleeves look utterly stupid. I mean really really weird - I have points at my forearms. *le sigh*

So I have a plan. Why, by the way, must I always have to think of a plan? Why can't it work first time? Why!? Anyhoo, I digress... the plan is; to seam up the sides of the jumper, pick up the sleeves stitches and knit down the way. That way I can keep an eye on the sleeves in case they decide to form peaks.

Also knitting in the round is a must for garter stitch I have discovered. Mattress stitch on stocking stitch is a beautiful piece of magic, a miracle really. Mattress stitch on garter stitch edges looks like my cat had a go at knitting.

To remind me that it's not all bad, and sometimes good things can happen to good knitters; my finished replacement scarf with pockets. Lovely and cosy! I washed the Noro Silk Garden then soaked it in conditioner to soften it up - seems to have worked quite well. Cashmere it ain't, but it's still soft enough to wear next to the skin.

Oh well - suppose I better stop procrastinating and start frogging.


Midsummer night's knitter said...

The sleeve construction sounds like a really good idea. I like the pockets on your scarf, btw

Flavaknits said...

Oohh! that scarf is looking scrummy!
The pockets are a great idea.
Don't talk to me about sleeves - I'm having a fight with some myself! lol