it is already past mid march and i still have no finished objects to show for 2005. if you see this item on the revised sat exam,
schmeebot the knitter suffers utter _______:
e. all of the above
use your number two pencil and mark e.
this entire week i spent alternately knitting+ripping the technicolor cardigan. i have joined the sleeves and am working on the shoulder decreasing.
taken on march 14, 2005
i employed the saddle shoulder decrease which i learned from elizabeth zimmermann. i used it for the first sweater i made for jg and it looked great. for some reason, it doesn't look quite as handsome on this project.
ten rows into the saddle
wednesday night i decided to go with the standard raglan shoulders instead. so, with hallucinations of being at an sb knitting meetup, i merrily ripped back ten rows and began the decreasing again.
as of this morning
when i took that picture i thought, hm, may be i should have eased into the raglan a bit more gracefully. in other words, i should have begun by decreasing eight stitches every fourth row, then every third, and then every other row. instead, i went straight to decreasing every other row. you can see how it has caused a major bunching near the underarm. sigh.
i have this bubbling urge to rip it out again. probably because i don't want to finish this cardigan. for every row i knit, i come one row closer to having to face the zipper. on the other hand, ripping means i would have to purl all those other rows again!
next week i will report which poison i chose. have a good weekend, everyone!