Here we are at the middle of the month. How is everyone coming along on their project? Personally, I’ve ripped it out twice, so I’ve knit the first skein going on three times now. Amazing how durable this yarn is! What happened, you ask? Well, I decided that I wanted the neckline lower, so I kept increasing until I realized that I had a vee neck going on. Not wanting to go back too far, I ripped a half inch out and then cast on the needed stitches. This process left me with a strange sort of truncated vee which I proceeded to work on until I decided it looked pretty stupid. Nicole, in her wisdom, said that if I hadn’t started my second skein that it was still okay to rip it out. Whenever students ask me if they should rip something out, I always advise them to decide right now if it’s going to bug them. If so, then rip it now – don’t wait until you’re three inches past and then decide to rip it out. Sometimes I feel like Alice in Wonderland who said, “I give myself such very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.” Good lord,
Now I am back to the place where I was Friday morning before the ripping, and have just added a second skein. I am happy with the neckline, and have enough stitches for my sleeves and my bust. However, I am not sure that the length is sufficient for my body. I don’t want to me tight at the armholes, so I’m going to slip everything on to a piece of waste yarn and try it on. I did take Jenny’s advice and work on two identical long needles, but I still think that I’m not getting as much stretch with the garment on the needles as I need.
I’ll try to get a photo and post it tomorrow.