It’s unfortunate that even by ignoring most of my ‘real’ work I don’t think I’ll be able to finish this. And I really can’t ignore everything else this weekend — I have too much to do. So even though I think I might just be able to finish if I did nothing but knit all weekend, I really can’t. Sigh.
But I have been making progress! I’ve finished one sleeve:
And the shoulder strap of the other. These shoulder straps are really cool — I love the way they work. Here’s the second one about half-way through:
You cast on some stitches (around 20 in my case), and then start knitting the pattern you’ve chosen, knitting one stitch together with one from the shoulder stitches at the end of every row, and then turning the work — it’s short-rows, joining the shoulders. But it didn’t make any sense to me before I started doing it, and I don’t think I can explain it — you might be able to work it out from the picture, but I can’t photograph it very well. Just take my word for it, it’s very cool.
And now back to work — and the Olympics! (I don’t even want to tell you how much coverage I’ve watched… it’s Reading Week right now, and the laptop makes it way too easy!)Posted by Aven at February 24, 2006 11:50 PM