Sunday, August 13, 2006

And tomorrow, 380 stitches.

I used to enjoy knitting with three colors per row. Made me feel all clever and dextrous and shit.

Lately I think it's a pain in the ass. Probably due to this being the third time I've knit this stupid yoke (if we count the swatch, which I sure do). I'm at round 33 of 70, so that's about half (if you don't allow for the cone-shape created by all those increases; if so then I'm about one-third done). Tomorrow I get to do the next increase row which will take me up to 380 stitches out of an eventual 590. (Try not to swoon, the 590 stitches deal doesn't last that long before getting broken down into sleeves and body.)

I'd really like to get this yoke done before we leave for Ohio, on the 23rd.

It's just possible I'm insane.

Anyway, this is what I've got so far:

You can see my half-assed attempt at short rows, there at the bottom (between the ribbing and the start of the color), to try to make the neck fit more comfortably. And I think I've got the brown problem straightened out. I think. Unfortunately I won't know for sure until after it's knit, and at that point, it's staying that way unless it looks like Cher at the Oscars. (Maybe even then.)

1 comment:

Sheepish Annie said...

Cher didn't look bad...if you squinted. Really hard. Like the kind of squinting that makes your eyes water. Good luck! (for what it's worth, it's all looking good so far)