Wednesday, November 30, 2011
* 4 days left to enter my coffee giveaway.
That's 4 bags of coffee and a mug, what are you waiting for???!! *
At this rate I will permanently have this sweater for Wip It Wednesday. Even if I finish the 3 gajillion other wips around this joint. This one'll just keep turning up.
You last heard about me finishing off the sleeves so I'd have a nice new Cadence sweater to wear while booksigning and working on a photo shoot in wintery, snowy Minnesota. Done the first night there. I slipped it on. It fit ! Like a glove.
Cascade Eco Wool.: a desert island yarn if I ever I had one.
Problem #1 : I do not want a wooly sweater that fits like a second skin. Not hardly. I was aiming for an inch or so of positive ease. A live-in-this sweater with room to layer. I'd measured and swatched and got gauge and how could this have happened? (also how could I have not tried on a topdown raglan? ). Consider that I spent most of my trip with the wonderful knitters from The Yarnery, a group that surely has the wherewithall to stop me from this kind of crazy. They offered aggressive blocking. oh, never mind....I tore it out back up to the armpits.
And acquired some new needles, the square sided ones.why not?
Problem # 2: I was surprised to find that though I'd gotten gauge on US 9 needles, I had somehow managed to knit the whole sweater on size 8's.
And so, once again, in progress.
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Here's a future wip : My nephew said he'd like "one of those hats with very long earflaps attached. So long that they have pockets for hands."
My nephew is about 6 feet tall, so I guess we're talking truly long earflaps. Maybe this would work, with pockets. More WIP WEDNESDAY posts linked here.