4.19.2005

Startitis

Well, the blue hand-to-hand is in the UFO pile- just too brain dead to work on it these days. I've statrted another EZ. This time a percentage sweater with a cable up the front. A little more mindless, but the easy cable pattern keeps it from being too boring.
http://ooobabyknits.typepad.com/ooo_baby_knits/images/peachy.jpg
Knit on!

4.09.2005

monster, monstrous, monstrosity


i have lost track of how many years i have spent on this project. i got back on it this past wednesday. i went full speed with the sleeves and, as of this morning, i have joined them to the body.


the yellow bar is for scale. it's 13 inches long. the width looks small, doesn't it? i expect it to expand by two inches (four all around) once it's blocked. note how the cables on the sleeves are smaller than those on the body. that's because the sleeves are knitted with 2ply weight while the body is 3ply. yes, big fubar.

this stage of the knitting is slow and difficult. the sweater is more unwieldy now more than ever. and heavy. i have to put it down and recuperate every half round. plus the yarn i'm using is really rough. my index fingers and thumbs are getting pretty chafed and calloused. not fun at all.

the challenge now is the shoulder decreases. i can think of no other method than the simple raglan. even then, i suspect it won't be easy.

how is your aran coming along?