That’s a close-up of one of the sleeve steeks on Abalone, in response to a question yesterday about how I knit my steeks. As you can see, this is knit in stripes. But I have knit steeks in a checkerboard pattern as well. It really makes no difference. I’ve been knitting in stripes because it makes a neat line that’s easier to cut. That’s all. There’s no difference in the steek — either way you are alternating the colors every other stitch, so the “quality” of the steek remains the same.
And that’s the first sleeve at the start of the cuff. It’s on a 12-inch needle. I started the sleeve using a 16-inch needle and about halfway down switched to the 12-incher. And won’t have to resort to dpns to finish the sleeve. I don’t like using dpns on fair isles — I’d much rather use a circular if I possibly can.
The mere thought of using dpns just wears Lucy out!
Yesterday’s Lucy photo was an action shot. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her fall asleep on her back.
There’s another storm heading towards Washington D.C. Right now there is no precipitation and the pavement is dry. Yet the government is operating on a two-hour delayed arrival. I think I’d rather go in now when everything is dry, rather than wait two hours until everything is a mess.
But that’s just me.