Sunday, September 03, 2006


I separated the yoke into sleeves and body this morning. There's almost an inch of body knit already; it's going much faster now that the rounds are only 384 stitches. (Only. Urgh.)

The bad news? With the join on the yoke (where the rounds start and end) positioned correctly to fall at the back of one shoulder, the short rows at the neck are in the wrong spot. I'm going to have to pull off the neck and re-knit it.

Yeah. I've got time for that.

Still haven't ordered the needle I need to knit the sleeves, either. Monday is a holiday here and it won't get shipped out until Tuesday, and knowing that is making me lazy. I need to get off my butt. However, I did check the rules at the state fair and I CAN enter "Innsvinget" if I want to. It has to be knit in the last three years, and it has been. So I do have a fallback. (I'm refusing to think about what the inside of that sweater looks like, particularly the armholes where I cut the steeks; I never knit facings for steeks, I just let them hang there.) If you were judging sweaters, you'd turn them all inside out and look at them that way, wouldn't you? I would.

Otherwise, I'm keeping up with my plan to knit two rounds of lace per day, so all is on target with THAT project. My couch looks like the yarn closet threw up on it, though.


Sheepish Annie said...

Despite the setbacks, that is still pretty impressive progress. I'm thinking you will make it for the fair deadline. Always good to have a back-up plan, though!!

TrishJ said...

Go, Julie, GO! You can do it!

Bells said...

you astound and inspire me Julie! I'm terrified that one day when I have a baby I'll never knit again. You are living proof it doesn't have to be that way!

Carol said...

Hi Julie, I admire the restraint of your cat. Next to that beautiful knitting and wool and not a care in the world.