Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A Week in Knitting
Despite several dedicated knitting sessions, progress has slowed.
The main reason for this (other than the absence of hospital appointments this week) has been my refusal to stir myself from a comfortable curled-up ball on the sofa to fetch the pattern / first sock / measuring tape. This resulted in an overshoot of 8 rows on the brown sock just before the heel flap, and 6 rows on the first sleeve of my cardigan between phases of the raglan shaping.
I get very disheartened by ripping back - it feels like such a waste of good knitting time. So both of these projects were in time-out while I psyched myself up for the rip-and-reknit process.
So I got on with my Mermaid's Song Shawl.
Sadly, it is not the sort of project for late-night half-asleep knitting, and I spotted a dropped stitch way way back. It came from the strange new-to-me stitch, where three stitches perform a triple salko, landing on one leg while spinning. I hadn't missed it.
I have secured the stray stitch with a safety pin and will sew it in place later.
I have not yet cast on a self-striping tiredness-sopping project, mainly because I think I should see off that brown sock before I lose the will for twisted rib altogether.
I have no picture of my cardigan progress. But I finished Sleeve One last night. One more to go! The photo in the book (Learn to Knit, Love to Knit) shows a 3/4-length sleeve but mine is definitely full-length despite getting "gauge". Curious.