Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Genius, Right?

Does anyone else do many, many things and then feel like they have done absolutely nothing. I seem to be in a constant time warp where I may have done an impossible number of things, but feel like I did them all last week. Things I've done since Saturday: A two day illustration project, massive coordination for the music video, picked up yarn for a prototype, drawn some comics, fixed the armpits of a sweater. 
Speaking of sweater armpits, I have decided to do my Rocky Coast Cardi's arms at the same time. The cables change around a bit as the arm decreases, so it is a little easier to remember what I've done if they are done at the same time. I've also come up with a great system to figure out where I am in the arm. The cables are an 8 row repeat, so I'm using the right number on the counter to mark where in the cable repeats I am. I'm using the left number to let me know how many total repeats there are. So I haven't done 32 rows. I'm on the 2nd row of the cable repeat and I've done 3 total repeats of the cable. Genius, right?

I've also continued working on the Druid mittens. I did come to the conclusion that my original plan of shrinking down the mitten wasn't going to work. At least not to the degree of shrinking that would be needed. I mean, look at that. I could nearly get both my hands into one cuff.

I've gone ahead and taken 18 stitches out of the pattern, which results in the cuff on the right. Much, much better. It may need to be felted a little bit, but not very much. Of course all this extra work to make the pattern fit me has sucked some of the fun out of the knitting. I'm going to look on the bright side though, and note that I have learned to make bobbles while making these mittens, and I think I like it. The bobbles do seem to like to flip to the wrong side of my work, and I'm not sure why, but I've decided not to worry about it too much just yet.

4 comments :

kiwiyarns said...

I know what you mean about feeling you haven't done anything. At least you know you have done lots in reality. That cuff looks snuggly! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the mitten.

AC said...

I think I feel like I haven't done anything because I actually haven't done anything, so I don't think that counts. Fitting stuff is part of the novelty of knitting, but also is a total fun suck...especially if you end up doing something over and over multiple times!

They look pretty, though. Maybe your hands will push the bobbles out when you put them on, or they'll probably right themselves when you block it.

Maryse said...

Your Rocky Coast Cardi will be so stunning in that incredible blue!

Danette said...

I think there must be a multi task chip implanted in most females of our species! The yarn work is the fun stuff though isn't it?! And all of your work is quite lovely!

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