Archive - Jan 24, 2007

What would you do?

I'm working on a top-down seamless sweater and have made it to the ribbing at the waist. I now can see that it is about 2 to 3 inches smaller than I'd like around the chest. (Cut me some slack, it's my first seamless) It has a fair isle pattern circling the chest and back that has a good stretch to it. Would you rip out and rework it, or would you block it first and see if you could pick up the extra inches without starting again? I would usually rip it out, but I'm leaning toward blocking this time because (i) it has such a good stretch and (ii) I realized it is 21,840 stitches from the start of the fair island pattern to the ribbing. Yikes!!

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Black Blob is Finished

Finally, the big black blob of a sweater is complete. I bound off the last of it this morning. There are still a few yarn tails to weave in but that will just have to wait. It took me a good two weeks longer than I thought it would, just because it was soooo boring to work on.

The good news is that it actually looks good and fits well, but never again will I do a huge project in all black. Thank goodness I had a pair of camouflage socks to work on or I would have completely lost my mind.

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I have finished my first project, a very basic K1 P1 scarf. I can see a few mistakes here and there, but I must say it's not bad for a first effort. A pic will be coming soon. I have already started project #2, a ribbed scarf, and I'm planning ahead for project #3, a cabled scarf. After that, I may be ready to take on a serious project.