I had a Very Long Meeting, so I put in 2.5 hours of overtime yesterday. (The Very Long Meeting continued into today, but we wrapped things up in time for me to leave the office at my usual time.)
So when I got home yesterday, I didn’t feel much like knitting. Do you ever have one of those days when wrapping the yarn around the needle is a struggle? Yeah, that’s how I was feeling. So I knocked off knitting early and passed out.
I picked up the Pinwheel Sweater this morning before I left for work — I always allow a few minutes between getting ready for work and actually leaving the house to sit and watch the early, early news, with Lucy in my lap. In that bit of time I did more knitting on the sweater than I managed in the couple of hours I struggled with it last night. I was definitely in the zone. I briefly considered calling in sick so I could sit home and knit, but we did have the continuation of yesterday’s meeting, complete with a contractor who traveled here from parts north specifically for said meeting. So I reluctantly set the Pinwheel aside and trudged on in to the office. (Pinwheel is too unwieldy for commuter knitting, otherwise it would have come with me.)
Here it is, on a 32″ (Addi Turbo Lace) needle. Time to switch to a larger one.
And here it is on a 47″ (Knitpicks Options) needle.
Lovely edging – a really good idea. But before you get to knitting it on, have you considered whether to add a bit of flare to it? Looking at the pattern photos, the laid out flat sweater as well as the two of it being worn, it seems to me that the edging continues the increase rate of the circle, and that this is necessary to get the right drape especially at the back neck. But you probably have this all worked out already.
I’m expecting that blocking will take care of this. It has on the circular shawls I’ve knit. The edging I’m going to use is pretty stretchy, so I don’t think it would be too much trouble to bend it to my will.
Does Lucy have fur between her toes? One of my girls does and its my favourite part to pet!
She does! Cute little tufts of fur!