Cromarty now has a back.
Except that it may be a front. The back and the front are identical on this baby.
Does it look like an awfully shallow square neck there? Yeah, that’s because this design has shoulder straps, which will add a lot of depth to the neck.
I have cast on for a sleeve.
I opted to start a sleeve because at the end of the first sleeve I will have knit half the sweater (apart from the edgings one knits for the neck), and I will be able to tell if I have enough yarn. I’ve been having nagging worries about 21 skeins of Kersti being enough because everyone who has knit this design seems to have used way more yarn than the pattern claims you need.
But I am cautiously optimistic. The back (or the front) took about 6.25 skeins and I have a total of 21 skeins. If the sleeve takes 4 skeins or less (and it really should, I’m thinking), I’ll be fine, as that will add up to 20.5 skeins and the neck edging will not take more than half a skein. I think.
I really suck at estimating how much yarn the sleeves will take. Sure, they start out narrow. But you increase so that they get awfully wide at the top. And then there’s the whole shoulder strap thing one has to take into consideration. It’s a wide shoulder strap.
It’s a thrill ride, I tell you.
The New Sock in Progress
What yarn is it? Several of you got it and Adrienne got it first:
“That yarn looks very much like some Claudia Handpainted Blue Terra Cotta that I have (from the Loopy Ewe, no less!), so that’s my guess. =) ”
That’s exactly what it is — and I got my yarn from The Loopy Ewe as well.
The ice storm ended during the day yesterday and my street was more or less clear, so I headed into work today. The temperature dropped quite a bit overnight so all the ice in place is as solid as concrete. It’s supposed to stay below freezing for a couple of days, so I guess we’ll have the ice around for a while. I’m feeling very lucky that I have power, unlike a lot of people in my area!
Because I wouldn’t want my little princess to get chilly!
The little princess would like to thank everyone for their wonderful birthday wishes for her!