Sunday, August 03, 2008

Drat and Blast!

Apparently this post is going to be photo-less. I thought I had already taken a photo of the two sleeves but am unable to find said photo, and now am sulking and refusing to take photo of one remaining sleeve.

Two became one?

I am still slowly making Smokin' for TAO. And I worked diligently the past two weeks to get the sleeves to match and be ready to attach to the body. So instead of knitting on my new love, a hat for TAO, I decided to be a grownup and attach said sleeves.

I admired my rows of labelled coilless safety pins that meant the sleeve increases were in the same location bilaterally. Then I thought "this fabric doesn't feel the same as the body", got out my ruler and AAArgh! I had absentmindly knit the sleeves in the Continental method instead of Eastern Uncrossed and the gauge is different. How different...oh about 1 stitch per inch smaller on the sleeves.

So I unraveled one sleeve and have re-started it. The truth, though, is that I don't want to be a grown up and knit sleeves for a sweater, I want to knit something else.

Perhaps it will be a nice anniversary sweater instead of a nice birthday sweater.


ChelleC said...

I understand the sleeve avoidance. Totally umderstamd that. That's another BIG reason why I prefer making vests.

ChelleC said...

Where have you been? I've missed you!