The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.
(Like Bertie Wooster, I do love quoting the poet Robert Burns.)
I was hoping have finished the neck shaping of the front of my sweater by now, having fully intended to knit for several hours last night. That was not to be, however, due to one thing and another. So at this point I am still a few rows away from completing the neck shaping.
As soon as this piece is off the needles, I will cast on for a sleeve, so I can have something portable for commuter knitting. Meanwhile at home I will join the front and back at the shoulders and pick up stitches to work the neckband. After the neckband is complete, sleeve knitting will commence full-time.
A couple of you have asked if this cotton yarn is hard on my hands. So far so good. I’ve not had any issues knitting with it and last week I did have a couple of multi-hour knitting sessions. When I first started working on this sweater it felt like I was knitting with string (after knitting with a soft wool) but now the denim yarn feels nice and soft to me. Go figure.
Update From Shanti’s Mom
Check out the blog entry that Shanti’s mom posted today about her hats for sailors project. I think this project can be considered a huge success. Thank you Lynne for taking it on!
Back here, Lucy is fast asleep in a golden glow.