Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Go, Bess! Can't wait to see it all done. Nobody's going to notice those tiny flaws -- there is no Knitting Inspector. Just wear it joyously and show off all those wonderful spicy colors. :)

By Blogger cathy, at 8:43 PM  

Thanks Cathy. That's what I'm thinking - who's going to notice. Even the blip on the edge where I picked up too many stitches can be concealed when I knit up that long sleeve seam. The whole sweater is bound off in I-cord trim which will take a while, but I believe I can get to that point this weekend. Photos on Monday?

By Blogger Bess, at 7:15 AM  

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Friday, January 09, 2009  

Proof of Life

and proof of knitting

Sorry for the long silence. I am having an existential experience with that adult surprise sweater. It is making me what I am – a frustrated knitter. It is showing me who I am. An anal colorwork freak. It is going to be finished this weekend by gum or by golly. Fer cryin' out loud!! There are only 6 garter ridges left to knit on one sleeve. Then seam, edge, block and wear. I will finish it at least up to the 40 miles of i-cord bindoff by Sunday.

“Proof? The proof?”, you ask.

Well, here is a photo of the short rows at the elbow – the sloppy one on the left, where I did the wrap'n'turns to close together and the neater one on the right. Hey – they'll be in the crook of my elbows. Who will ever notice? Also see.... on the left I picked up too many stitches. That may be a problem, but let's see when I do the long sleeve/shoulder seam.

posted by Bess | 7:50 AM