I did complete the first sleeve for my Pomme de Pin cardigan, and as I discussed a couple of blog entries ago, it is radically different from the way the pattern directs you to knit it.
I sort of fudged it together based on other patterns and tweaked as I knit, and I am pleased to report that it worked beautifully and fits in the (also tweaked) armhole nicely. Ta da!
I also got around to sewing on the buttons as you can see.
The second sleeve is in progress and this project should be done tomorrow. So my Camp Loopy Project Three will be completed by the deadline.
Once this is done, I will go back to work on my Maidenhair Cardigan, which has been patiently waiting in the wings. I have one side front left to knit for that project, then the finishing work and collar, and then I’ll have another nice cardi to add to the pile I am collecting to (hopefully) wear this winter.
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for my review copy of Iris Schreier’s Reversible Knits: Creative Techniques for Knitting Both Sides Right. The winner is “knittingdancer,” who has been emailed.
Thanks also for all interesting ideas for how to block lace with a new kitty in the house. I wasn’t looking for suggestions, but there were certainly some creative ideas in the comments. Since I won’t be making any structural changes to my condo (probably prohibited by the condo board anyway) or purchasing large screen doors or what-not that I don’t have space to store, I am sticking to my original plan of knitting projects other than lace for a while. I’m all about making life as easy as possible. I do have foam squares and I do have blocking mats so I do have the ability to block and hide away if I find myself absolutely compelled to knit lace. More likely, I would go elsewhere to block. I do know someone who has floor space and no Thunder Kitties.
“I don’t know what you are talking about!”