July 27, 2004

Mitring along

The silk sweater continues to grow steadily; I have one more square and a triangle to do, and then five smaller yoke squares, and then the front is finished. I think it’s going to look pretty good, even with the less than perfect job I’ve been doing of picking up stitches. I’m just not a perfectionist, and it shows in my knitting sometimes. However, the same nonchalance about doing the job right usually extends to my opinion of the finished piece, so I’m generally happy.

I’m considering getting started on my next sweater for Mark — I have alot of yarn stashed for him, and various other projects lined up after that, so I might go back to multi-tasking. Because I had some problems adapting a commercial pattern to a different yarn and stitch with the King Charles sweater, I’m thinking about using some sweater-designing software to make a custom pattern for this next sweater. Has anyone out there used Knitware Sweaters? Do you have any advice? I just have the free demo version, but as far as I can tell I can still design a sweater with it, I just can’t save the design or use certain functions. Anyway, we still have to decide on a stitch pattern and I have to do a proper swatch with it before I go any further, but I’m curious about other people’s experiences with this programme.

Posted by Aven at July 27, 2004 11:58 PM