Like The Queen
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Hooray! Now you're really in the home stretch!

By Blogger Jane, at 2:26 PM  

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By Anonymous Joni, at 5:04 PM  

Wow - so close! Looking forward to the model shot! :-)

By Blogger Mary, at 5:39 PM  

Oh my! Just lovely! And yes, that mitre is a Thing Of Beauty. :-) You are made of sterner stuff than I where Fair Isle is concerned! As for steeking...Wow! I haven't had the courage yet.

Hugs,

By Anonymous Margaret, at 8:41 AM  

Woo Hoo! Bring on the buttons! It's all stunning.

By Blogger Larry, at 9:14 AM  

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007  

Photos!



As I wrote last week - this is how I handled the color changes:



And this is how I wish I'd handled them:


I wish I'd woven in the ends, especially on the sleeves, but also on the steek. It would just have been so much quicker if I hadn't had to worry about catching yarn ends when I sewed that steek.

But, eventually I was ready to take the plunge. This isn't my first steek - but it's probably only my 3rd or 4th - and all of them were cut several years ago. I called on my feathered helpers for moral support.

Steek basted. Steek cut.

This is something I'm not too pleased with. Here is the button band where its side meets the bottom of the sweater. Pretty rough looking. I'm casting off with a 2 stitch i-cord bind-off and when I get to the last stitch on the other end of the button band, I'm going to continue around the bottom of the whole sweater with a 3 stitch i-cord bindoff. I hope this gives it the smooth finish I want.



Here's where I actually am on the sweater - on the i-cord bindoff of the neck edge. I particularly like the nice mitered corner at the top of the sweater.



Here's where I wove in the open sleeve stitches to the open body stitches at the underarm seam. Not perfect, but pretty durn good, hmmm?



Here are my birdbuds, examining the button holes.



Here's where I stopped last night. I slept too late this morning to knit any and I was also worried that I wasn't going to like what I saw in the morning, so I didn't look till I was ready to take photos. Altogether, I'm happy.

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