Thursday, June 26, 2008

Nearly done

You'll notice from these photos that some progress has been made......the hoodie is assembled and blocked, except for the hood.  Turns out the hood was a booger, too......It called to have 40 stitches on either side of the 19 held stitches picked up.  Seemed like no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't find space for more than 30 stitches on each side.  AAARGH, I picked up and ripped back at least six times.  My stubborn streak took over, and the seventh time was a charm.  So, after all that work, was I really going to sew it up with sleeves of two different lengths?  Uh, apparently not.  So I've ripped the offending sleeve, and am in the process of re-knitting.  Stay tuned.....

Monday, June 16, 2008

Oh no!

Notice anything from this picture?   Yup, a "small" error in the sleeves.   Turned out that I kept track of my increases incorrectly, so I ended up doing too many with about ten extra rows to account for.  Yikes.  So, the question is, do I rip it out?   That would be the "right" thing to do.  OR, do I block the you know what out of the shorter sleeve?  It's stretchy, it's lacey, it might work.........any takers?

Sunday, June 08, 2008


Haha, done with both front and back of this project.  I would show you a picture but guess what??  Front and back are identical.  Sooooo, look at the picture from the previous post and you'll know that I have another piece that looks just alike.  On to sleeves......

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Hoodie excitement

After the swatch fiasco,  I did what any self-respecting knitter would do......started something else.  This is a little something that I've been coveting from Rebecca #32.  It is a lacey hoodie done in their Bel Air.  Had trouble finding enough yarn locally, but finally tracked it down at  The Bel  Air is fluffy and light to work with, and the project is moving along is the back.