I’ve dropped the ball with my personal juggling act, and blogging has been the greatest casualty. When I started my blog, I hoped to post around three times a week, and I’ve fallen woefully short of that goal, even before Ed’s surgery and recovery (not yet 100% but getting there). But although blogging has been on the back burner, knitting hasn’t. Regularly scheduled blogging will resume.
The replacement back on Thora is now done:
The old looks better than the new because it is
blocked. I was dodging raindrops
to get these photos, and so I won’t be blocking the back #2 today.
The old looks better than the new because it is blocked. I was dodging raindrops to get these photos, and so I won’t be blocking the back #2 today.
And I’m on to the front.
Should I manage to knit on without screw ups (and that is very iffy indeed), I will
be back where I expected to be in July by later this week.
Should I manage to knit on without screw ups (and that is very iffy indeed), I will be back where I expected to be in July by later this week.
My hope now is to wear this at Stitches, but I’m not going to rush. Whenever I have had what I thought was a productive evening of knitting, I saw by the dawn’s harsh light that I had made some bush-league mistake. By now you’d think I’d know that I change from knit to purl on the double seed stitch only on the front. But I apparently have not. For some reason, I can see my errors only the morning after, in daylight. I also knitted away on the front cable, only to discover that I split the yarn in a most obvious location and one that required frogging because it was in the absolutely wrong place. The cable crosses were above it, and when I tried to drop down to the stitch, I ended up with a horrendous mess that took an evening to fix.
I sure hope the third time isn’t the charm on this one, because knitting this twice will be quite enough. Once I get past the part of the front I knitted originally, I will have to think. My vertical gauge differs from the pattern specs, and that will affect the start of the V and the button placement.
For now I can ponder just what I’d like to mix with the old Zara dye lot, since I do plan to rip it, wash it, and use it for something else. I think the many vendors at Rhinebeck and Stitches will be able to help me out with that problem.