Friday, June 27, 2008

More Knitting!

I know. Crazy.

While Len was out getting water for "the ladies" (his chickens are collectively called "the ladies") this morning, I managed to get some pictures of the purple cardigan.

Purple Sweater

One full sleeve is done and I am working on the second. No SSS* for me! I love top down sleeves, they alway seem to go much faster than cuff up. It's an illusion, I'm sure, but I'll take it.


Getting the cuff to come out nicely was harder than it should have been. I ripped it out a few times before getting it right. Cotton is not very forgiving, so just starting into the seed stitched blue cuff (on smaller needles than the body) looked really bad. I tried a purl round of purple, thinking that would smooth the transition. Um, no. Finally, I tried a plain stockinette round of the blue before the seed stitch. Perfection!

Arm Part

It is true that this is not exciting, but until my sewing machine gives me my knitting mojo back, this is what I seem to be capable of. Which is unfortunate, since the Frost Flowers shawl has been shooting me dirty looks and may be conspiring with Drifting Pleats to me harm. My usual "I don't knit wool in the summer" excuse hasn't been working since it hasn't been particularly hot. Oh well. At least the purple is pretty!

*SSS = Second Sleeve Syndrome.


bspinner said...

I love your sweater!!! And can't agree more. The only sweater I will knit is a top down style. I hate sewing thigs together!

tea said...

That sweater is going to be GORGEOUS. I wish I could knit. Also, I am slow and catching up on my reading after doing too much work for work, but I must say I'm glad for a chicken update, and I'm glad to see that Len calls them the ladies. :)