10 November 2007

Finishing Sahara

I am nearly there. I am not idling, I promise. I would have been there had my calculations been correct. Can you spot the difference in this photo?

You got it in one. One sleeve is shorter than the other. The reason for this is that I am reknitting to extend them. When I finished the collar the other week, the garment looked fine but unbalanced as far as I was concerned… Unless of course one is going for the ¾ sleeve length. I then looked at Elizabeth’s arms… I was way off with the length. Much to my annoyance I had to frog a bit and restart. But I am nearly there now.

It has been an adventure, as there has been a lot of frogging and restarting. The collar was a challenge and I am pleased with how it turned out. When I knit this again in the future, I will change a few things, but they are minor to note now.

Talking of notes, if I had to write the pattern to this… Let’s just say that I started off with good intentions and because of my frustrations along the way, I lost sight of notation.

Voila! The next time you see her she will be complete and on my model.

So what else have I been up to? I will update you soon, but I have also been catching up with Knitpicks podcast. I am really enjoying it and the lessons therein. A bit like an audio knitting book. Great stuff.


Sarah said...

Ooh so close!

Thanks for the link to that podcast will give it a listen.

blog-blethers said...

Oooh don't you just hate it when that happens ... and it's happened to all of us at some point! I love Sahara and can't wait to see pics of Elizabeth wearing it. What fantastic colours!

Marietta said...

i get it - trust me!not only do things end up different from side to side but those fat baby arms make it so hard to judge length :)
otherwise how is motherhood?