That’s the number of stitches I picked up to knit the band that goes up a side front, round the neck, and down the other side front of the Lacy Cardi.
I picked up the stitches in sections so wasn’t thinking about a total number. I think I’m glad I didn’t add them up until after I finished. If I’d known there were so many, I would have whimpered and whined all through the knitting. But not knowing, I just knitted along , not thinking about it.
I finished the band last night, whilst watching lame television. When I bound off, I left three stitches live on each side, at the point where the v-neck starts. These will be used to make the i-cord ties, as I won’t be using buttons on this.
And here’s my commuter-knitting sleeve progress.
Several of you have commented on how quickly this is working up. I hadn’t thought about it, but yeah, it is going pretty fast. I started it at 10pm last Tuesday night.
I think the reason why I’m zipping along is a combination of loving the yarn and enjoying the eyelets. It would be considerably more boring if it were straight stockinette. Having an eyelet row every fourth row definitely adds some “zing” for me!
I leave you with . . .
Almost-Still Life with Scanner and Wireless Router.