February 19, 2004

Not done yet

Oh well, the best laid plans of mice and men…

The collars took longer than I thought they would, in part because I always cast off too tightly and had to redo my cast-off several times. I finally ended up using an 8mm needle to cast off from my 3.75mm needles, just to make sure the neck would be wide enough for Mark to get his head through! The neck now looks like this:

lopineck.jpg

I still have to graft the underarms, and then it will be done! I’ll have a picture of Mark modeling it tomorrow, I promise!

I thought you (whoever you are who might be reading this - it’s somewhat strange, talking to the world at large when I’m not even sure anyone’s listening at all! Though I know some people do stop by - Hi, Miriam! Thanks for the good wishes about Tigger!) might be interested in what the inside of the colourwork section looks like. I know that I don’t carry the yarns the way I’m supposed to - I don’t do two-handed knitting, for one thing. But the insides of my sweaters are starting to look a little neater:

lopiinside.jpg

Here’s a closer view. I had some longer floats, especially in the middle section of the pattern, but the tension of the stitches seems ok, and I’m hoping the “stickiness” of the wool will keep everything in place and stop the floats from catching on things.

Tomorrow. I will have a Finished Object tomorrow. I hope…

Good night!

Posted by Aven at February 19, 2004 11:57 PM
Comments

Looking good, sugar!

Posted by: Anne at February 20, 2004 07:17 AM