« 1-1/2 sleeves | Main | One of those days »

11 May 2004

Angels and devils

Aaarrrgggh. I do believe I'll be hovering around a sleeve and a half for a little while here. I really need to stop blowing off that inner (knitting angel) voice; even while knitting the first sleeve, I was having some doubts, but the other (knitting devil) voice kept telling me that it would be okay. Not so! The Endless Summer Sonata yarn is great; being a mercerized cotton, it doesn't have much/any give, but the result of this pattern is really quite a stretchy, lightweight fabric. The short sleeves knit along just fine until just past the second eyelet row -- this is where the cap shaping really starts and there are decreases at the end of each row. Perhaps I'm knitting those decreases too tightly at the edge, or maybe I really don't need those selvage stitches, or maybe I'm just tense. Whatever the cause, I'm not happy with the result. The cap edge is tight, almost puckered, and I don't think the devil voice is correct when it tells me that it will all be fine when seamed. So I ripped that second sleeve down to the eyelet row a couple of times last night. I think I'm on the right track now, but the first/finished sleeve is breathing down my neck. Moving backward is never easy, but it's the right thing to do.

The kids only have a half day of school today (I don't know why), so I'll be meeting DH & A at the DMV this afternoon to take care of the title and license for A's new car! Though a 1994 Saturn wagon is not a teenager's dream-mobile, it has four wheels and is good on gas, and we like Saturns at our house!

It's another of those unexpected sunny mornings and I don't even have the lights on in the office! I hope y'all can enjoy a little ray of sunshine today, too!

Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

My Other Accounts

Facebook Flickr Google Plus Instagram Pinterest Twitter Instagram Follow Me on Pinterest Rav_link
free short rows knitting class at craftsy.com
Online Knitting Class
Blog powered by TypePad
Member since 03/2004
Victoria Mothes (knitorious) participates in affiliate advertising programs. Some of the links herein are designed to provide a means to earn a small percentage in advertising fees.