June 06, 2004

Slow...

It seems like the current sweater for Mark is taking forever. Looking back, I see that it usually takes me about a month to complete one of Mark’s sweaters — but I’ve been working on this one since the beginning of May and I only have one completed segment (the back). Here, for the record, is a picture of that piece:

brocadeback.jpg

I’ve started a sleeve, for variety’s sake; I had made it this far, but then I realised that because my row gauge is off (I need to work more rows for the same length) the increases were too close together and the sleeve would be ridiculously wide around the forearm. So I had to rip back to the cuff and start again, increasing every 6th row instead of every 4th, and I still haven’t caught up to where I was before I ripped. At this rate it will take me all summer to finish this sweater! And I have yarn for two more sweaters for Mark, plus many socks for him and me, plus I want to do some knitting for Christmas gifts (which I can’t discuss much here, since potential recipients might read this blog). Oh, and a chapter or two of my thesis to write…

Oh well, it will be as it will be. As long as I have something to work on I’m happy. Thanks, by the way, to those who left helpful suggestions about the sizes of children’s feet. I think, judging from the comments and the websites I checked, I made the sock a little too long, but it may still work for someone; I think I’ll start emailing the mothers of potential recipients and asking for foot measurements!

This afternoon I’m off to volunteer for the NDP for a couple of hours, down at the Festival on Bloor; I hope it doesn’t rain on me! It’s been a beautiful sunny weekend thus far, but it’s clouding over now, so rain gear may be in order.

Posted by Aven at June 6, 2004 12:26 PM
Comments

Well i can give you mine 13 or my brothers hes 9 as a foot measurment here they are
Me 13- 8 and 1/2 inches
my bro 9- 7 and 1/2 inches
i hope this helps
gum

Posted by: Jocelyn at June 6, 2004 01:43 PM