July 21, 2004

Still not finished!

I’m ashamed to admit that I’m still not finished putting Mark’s sweater together. I have finally finished the collar, though — I had to redo it because the neck was far too wide (went down too far in the front) and thus there were too many stitches to pick up around the collar. After pulling out the collar, unpicking the shoulder seam, and ripping out the shoulders, I knit the neck to be an inch or so more shallow, finished the front again, and picked up the right number of stitches for the collar (oh, look, there might have been a reason for the number of stitches given in the original pattern… who’d have thunk it?). Anyway, it’s fine now, and I’ve seamed the sleeves and sides. I just need to set in the sleeves and weave in the ends, but that takes some concentration, and I just haven’t had a chance these last few days, what with all the fun we were having with my dad. However, he’s left now, so I might soon get some seaming done — but not tonight, we’re going out for a friend’s birthday.

I did get some sock knitting done while at Shakespeare in the Park in High Park last night, though — we saw a very good performance of As You Like It, a play I didn’t know well but enjoyed thoroughly. The acting and directing were very impressive, and it only rained on us a little, even though there had been Severe Thunderstorm warnings for Toronto all day, and torrential rains earlier in the afternoon. That did thin out the audience, though — no trouble finding seats.

I’ll try very hard to have Mark’s sweater finished by my next entry — but I make no promises, since I seem to have said I was near the end of this about 15 times already!

Posted by Aven at July 21, 2004 06:41 PM

we’re all at Marie’s looking at your blog. Roberta is learning to knit!! She says, that’s my grand-kitty!

Posted by: susan at July 21, 2004 11:38 PM

Hey! I took my sock knitting there too! I thought it was wonderful.

Posted by: Stephanie at July 23, 2004 09:39 PM