I made no lusskatter in celebration of St. Lucia Day today. Lucy was not forced to wear her Lucia crown.
Eva asked in the comments if I was doing any holiday knitting.
Nope. No holiday deadline insanity for me, thank-you-very-much. No cookies, no handmade doodads, etc. I still haven’t decided whether to put up a tree. Seems like a lot of work, you know?
We are now in the interminable stockinette portion of our program. Here’s the armhole shaping:
And my progress thus far today:
I have finished the armhole shaping and am now just chugging away on the back of the sweater. It’s made a bit more interesting by virtue of having some shaping in the body — decreases are done as one heads down towards the bottom ribbing.
You may notice that the body is knit in pieces, rather than in the round. Which might lead one to ask — wouldn’t it be easier to knit it in the round? Well, yeah it would. But I think the seams will add some stability to the garment. This knitted fabric is very lightweight and delicate and will benefit from the seams structure.
Apart from that, knitting the body in the round would be a whole lotta stitches per round. Just sayin’.