Monday, July 27, 2009
How much more Knit Stitch can I take??
Well, I'm about 4 and a half inches in to the pull over vest ( a little ahead of when the photo was taken) and BOY is that a lot of knit stitch! LOL It's completely mindless! Originally the pattern was written to go back and forth in stockinette (knit one row, purl one row), which maybe would have kept me a tad more awake, but would have forced me to do some more seaming at the end. This is the first time that I've tried to alter a pattern quite like this, and I'm kinda scared. My plan is to seperate out the stitches for the back and the ones from the front at the beginning of the arm decreases, keep the back ones on the round needle as a kind of stitch holder, and work the front V-neck on straight needles. Does this sound to anyone else as if it may not work? In my head it sounds great! But what do I know? ;)
This next update is 100% Mr. Pie's fault, as he lead me unknowingly in to a very large Goodwill, and then coerced me in to purchasing these great finds!
These are 3 100% Cotton sweater, in what looks to me like maybe a light worsted weight that have been added to my "To Frog" stash. Is anyone else keeping count? That makes 6 sweaters in there right now and I'm feeling it getting out of control! I couldn't very well pass up those two identical red sweaters! Look how much of that matching yarn there is! And the grey one is such a pretty heathered tone. Here's a close up:
How pretty are those??? Maybe together in an afghan? Hmmmmmmmm.... ;) This evening, apart from a TON of knitting, I took some time out not only to tidy my house (it needed it!) but also to work on blocking the red scarf I finished not long ago. Here's my process: (my apologies in advance for the crummy image. lol)
I got it good and soaked in the sink and then set it out on this towel and began stretching and pulling as I wound the towel up, then I stood on the towel to squeeze out all the water. Now, I'm pretty sure that this yarn is 100% acrylic. Can anyone tell me if blocking is even necessary for acrylic? Or effective? I'm hoping it will make the lacey pattern more visible, so we'll wait and see!