Last week, my husband painted the living room and while he did, I took Leo to Camp Bow Wow. I just knew he'd be a paint in the butt while work was going on around him. He can't resist getting into things he ought not stick that giant snout (or butt) into.
Here is the real color. It looks good. I can't believe we finally have our stuff up on the walls. It's beginning to look homey.
What's that heaped upon the fainting sofa? Sleeves for the sweater, of course.
I've been staring at the sleeveless sweater that sits upon my headless mannequin long enough and I think she won't be sleeveless for much longer. I'm knitting the sleeves side by side on one circular needle, with two balls of yarn and have gotten to the cap shaping. That means every other row right now is a decrease row. Soon I'll be binding off, seaming and considering the ruffle. I think that's why I'm loitering in terms of this project.
My itty-bitty knitter's brain is telling me I have to do it the way the pattern is written, or risk an outcome nothing like the original pattern. It was the ruffle, and the mohair that drew me to the pattern in the first place.
That tedious, fiddly ruffle will be meeting a needle near me, soon.
At this rate, it should be a wearable article of clothing by, oh, June of 2012.
eta...thinking out loud...what if I treated that cast on 15, knit 3 rows, bind off 14, cast on 14 knit 3 row and repeat above, etc., ruffle as an applied i-cord and manage to knit the ruffle onto the sweater on that bind off row? Are you following me?