Sunday, October 28, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
With forecast highs in the 50s this week, I thought it a good time for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan to make its official debut and that meant sewing on the buttons and weaving the ends. I picked up the specified number of stitches on the button bands but had a sneaking suspicion that there were just too many and I would end up with some puckering. I shoulda listened to the damned knitting instincts!
Do pardon the weird angle of the ubiquitous bathroom mirror shot. It fits and looks a heckuva lot better in the real world. Even DH was effusive in the praise saying that, of all my sweaters, this is one of his favorites. Yeah!
I took back the bands and instead of 136 stitches, I picked up just 120 and already I can tell that it's going to be much better. I think I'll wear it on Saturday after it has had a good last steaming to settle in the new bands.
I did break one of my knitting rules this week. I casted on a second project, because I just had to. More on that in the next post!
In my blog reading this week, I'm simply amazed by how many go to the NY Sheep & Wool festival in Rhinebeck, including a knitter from the Appleton area. I haven't read anything but amazing things about it. I think I'll make it one of my goals to be able to attend it next year, but that does mean finding a better paying job. Where oh where should I go?
A warm but blustery day allowed DH another 30 mile ride today, which brings my season mileage to 2080. Perhaps, with a few commutes to work, I could potentially crack 2100 but I'm not going to get my hopes up. It is, after all, getting on towards the end of October and it is certainly time for it to get downright chilly. I'm ready and waiting...