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Aaaannnnd, she's rounding the final turn! Go Bess, go!

By Blogger Jane, at 8:44 AM  

Does this mean glorious MODELED pictures tomorrow?

We'll accept it unblocked!

By Blogger Amie, at 11:03 AM  

The excitement is just too much to handle!

By Blogger Mary, at 1:17 PM  

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Monday, January 29, 2007  

I did make it through the next colorway!! The last complete colorway, in fact. I have 8 more rounds of knitting to do, but here is where I must divide and knit front and back flat. I haven’t done stranded colorwork from the purl side in, oh la!, not since I was in high school and I knit the First Dread Sweater! Well, there will only be only 2 rounds worth of that kind of knitting. It can’t be but so bad.

Another development popped up to surprise me. When I tried on the sweater last night - to see if the flat top part of the sleeve cap came at the right place (it did) - I realized that where the sweater front stopped is a very nice place for a neckband to begin. Oh ho! Ought I to just start knitting the last colorband 3 inches in from the center on each front part? Instead of cutting away the knitting in the front, as the pattern has you do? It means even less knitting, even less colorwork in purl. Hmmmm. There would need to be a tee tiny bit of shaping in the front but it’s easy shaping. Hmmm. This is very, very tempting. Too tempting, in fact. So. All that talk about snipping away at fine fabric might just turn out to be moot. I don’t have to.

What I will do is a little short row shaping in the back. And maybe a little in the front. I’m such a sucker for short rows and I can do them in a solid color, at the very last. What else I’ll do is to knit the back first and then do the front pieces. Photos later today.

Oh La! How will I ever pay attention at work? I'm going to be fretting to come home and finish this baby all day long!

posted by Bess | 7:50 AM