Lucy is just hanging out, waiting for the weekend!
What? Me Weave?
(insert maniacal laughter here)
Yesterday in my comments, Suzanne asked:
I was wondering how you are able to put all the finishing touches on the sweater so quickly. Do you weave in your ends as you go along? Your pictures of you sweaters in progress always look like the ends have been woven in already even as the sweater is still being knitted.
One of the nice things abut knitting a fair isle cardigan is that, except for the sleeves, there are virtually no ends to weave in!
The body is knitted with a center front steek. You begin each round in the center of this steek. When you are done, you cut open this steek, so you just trim the ends of yarn at that point. No fuss, no muss.
Now for the sleeves, you do have ends with which to deal. But just lately I learned to Just Say No to weaving in ends. I now tie them with a square knit and trim them. It’s so liberating.
And yes, I do this as I go along, every couple of inches or so. I detest finishing work, so I do as much of it in progress as I can.
Don’t forget, the deadline for contest entries (see Monday’s blog entry) is tomorrow afternoon. So get your entries in to me to be eligible for the super-cool prize — the beaded purse kit.
And Speaking of Vacation Knitting . . .
I ordered something to take on vacation to knit. Nope. I an’t gonna tell you what it is. But I’ll show you when I get it.
It’s coming along. Thanks to train delays yesterday morning, I got the body done up to the armholes, where you divide for front and back. Did that at lunchtime, thank you very much.
Here’s a progress shot:
Here’s a close-up:
And here’s Lucy waiting for someone to play with her and her napkin:
Which reminds me . . . there are even more new photos in the Mouse-along gallery!