Ends woven, seams tidied. Gave it a light steam block with the iron. Need to make a drawstring for the hood but it’s completely wearable like this. Many things I’d do differently but I like it. The colors, fit, and design surprise me. Not where I normally gravitate.
2023-01-21 S — knitting complete
Didn’t hit my self imposed deadline of the 20th. I still need to figure out the cord for the hood and weave in all the ends.
I probably could rework the hood so it’s tidier but I think it works.
2023-01-19 R — progress with coffee
Finally thought to bring this to minyan so i could knit during our coffee after. The minyainaires were fascinated. I have no idea why I rarely knit during this time. Probably because my EDC project socks are boring and I’m holding onto my cup of caffeine as a lifeline?
9a, I’m at 18cm so far. I’ve made it past halfway!
2023-01-18 W — sleeves complete!
Finally finished the second sleeve today and began the hood. Here’s hoping my merging of several patterns results in something that works on the first try. My goal is to finish knitting by the 20th just because that’s the approximate start date of the next Artyarns KAL.
8p: about 5 cm in. Goal is about 31.
10p: only 10cm in,
2023-01-05 R — check twice, knit once.
Sleeves knit much better when you check both stitch count and gauge. Ripped out first sleeve attempt. Now working over 60sts to start (technically size M) and dec 2sts after 20 rnds twice. Switching colours every 7 repeats. I think it’ll work out. Current plan is to end with corrugated ribbing.[Read more…] about 2023-01-05 R — check twice, knit once.