Sunday, September 18, 2005
like sand through the...
I finally finished it. or, rather, I finally frogged the finishing I had already done and re-finished it. When I finished it the first time, I was just so excited about finishing it that I didn't try it on to see if the neck was gonna work on me. It didn't. I didn't wear Flashdance inspired clothing in the 80s and I don't wear it now, so it needed some frogging and re-knitting.
I used some waste yarn and threaded it through the last round of decreases before the turning round that forms the neatly finished neckline. you can see up there at the top what the inside of the neck looks like. I had to un-stitch the live stitches from the sweater, which was easier than I thought it would be and then I just ripped. I like doing that when I know that it won't go any further than i want it to go... I think I got a little over zealous in my decreasing, the front of the neckline touches my neck, which is a wierd thing that i can't deal with (hence the no-turtleneck thing) but thankfully it stands out a bit and it didn't make me uncomfortable.
I LOVE this sweater. The patterning the dyed yarn makes is a bit strange, and it's a bit big on me (my math-addled brain didn't get the conversion of the gauge quite right) but I want to wear it every day. It's comfortable, it's kind of like a favorite sweatshirt that you've had for years. It might be the super-soft cotton/acrylic yarn, or it might be the pattern, or it's both. I don't know. Either way, people who know me will probably get sick of seeing it!
P.S. I think my computer is working (for now)!! Yay!!