We made it to Wednesday, kids!
Busy busy busy day today. Heck, it has been a busy busy busy week. But I have managed to finish the body of the sweater.
I plan to join the shoulders, knit the neckband, and then knit the front bands before I finish the sleeves. I like to get that finishing stuff out of the way before the sleeves are done, because when I complete the sleeves, I really like being able to just attach them to the body as the last step. Then the sweater is good to go.
(The truth is that I do have the first sleeve started — it’s been my commuter knitting this week.)
Speaking of sleeves, they are constructed like one would “normally” construct sleeves. Knit flat from the bottom up, the sleeve cap is shaped by a series of bind-offs. Nothing fancy like short rows. I’ll likelt mattress-stitch the sleeve into the armhole. I don’t like to backstitch heavier yarns like this because I can never do it as neatly as I’d like.
Oh, I’ve got the buttons for this sweater — wanna see?
And I’ve got the beads for my next project — the beaded shawl I was yapping about last week. Wanna see?
Sorry for the not-so-great photo — it’s dark and gloomy so I had to use the flash.
All the beads I ordered came in the mail yesterday (I ordered 5 different possibilities). These beads jumped out as the right ones. I showed all the choices to an artistic friend today, and she picked these as well. So I’m really looking forward to getting started on the shawl. But I won’t until I finish my current project.
Thanks to all of you who offered your opinion on the knitting as entertainment topic yesterday. As always, I enjoyed reading your thoughts.
“Not only has she still not turned on the heat, she has the windows open again.”