little bit knits KAL

"Because very soon they'll refuse to wear it!" ~sad but true

Monday, September 25, 2006

Let the Blocking Begin

Well, I finished the knitting portion of our programme... and promptly left the pieces to sit in a crumpled ball on the corner of my dining room table for a week and a half... everyone's been sick at our house. Two go-rounds worth: by the time the second half of the family starts to feel better, the first half is starting to feel sick again with something new. >sigh<

So yesterday I couldn't take it any more and decided to wet-block the whole thing while I made dinner. It wasn't a very good dinner, but we ate and went back to bed, and the sweater is now drying in the warmest room of our house.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Progress...

I've got the front and back done, and one sleeve... it was the sleeve from heck. I forgot to use smaller needles for the ribbing, so I had to rip and start over. Then when I did the ribbing right, I forgot to switch to larger size needles afterward, and knitted a good 5 inches before I realized... had to rip and start the stockinette part again. Not happy.

But I finally finished up that sleeve, and the second sleeve is coming along much more quickly. I think I'll be blocking by week's end!