It’s exhausting being Super Ragdoll.
Speaking of exhausting, I called in sick today because I’ve been busy coughing up a lung, and it didn’t seem right to let work interfere with that. But I’m feeling better this evening, so hopefully the worst is past. Apart from bruising my ribs from coughing, that is.
I decided to set aside the sleeve I’m working on and do the shoulders and neckband on my miter sweater.
I picked up stitches along one shoulder edge, by knitting into the chained edge on the top of each square.
Same with the other edge.
Then I did a three-needle bind-off.
One shoulder seam complete.
I picked up stitches around the neck, by once again picking up one stitch in each of the chains along the edge. I did this before completing the second shoulder seam so I could knit back and forth to do a garter stitch band.
On the next knit row, I decreased a few stitches evenly around the neck so it wouldn’t end up too wide. I knitted a total of 5 rows, then cast off in knit, decreasing a stitch at each curve of the neck.
Then I did the other shoulder seam using a three-needle bind-off.
I’m very pleased with the neck now — not too wide, but big enough to fit easily over my head.
Now, back to the first sleeve.
Oh, and I started a new sock last night.
This is Fleece Artist Sea Wool sock yarn — 70% merino, and 30% sea cell, in the “Marine” colorway. I bought it from The Loopy Ewe, of course, when Sheri got it in a couple of weeks ago.
I really love this yarn. The sea cell adds a nice dimension to it — very firm and silky and at the same time, the knitted fabric is nice and stretchy. I’m using my usual size 0 needle and getting 8 stitches to the inch.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go knit on it some more.