Before I started the Pan-Am Jacket, I read through the directions. There seemed to be something off or just plain missing near the end, but I thought that this must be one of the few times when I just need trust the pattern and do it to understand. Now that I am near the end, I realize that there is indeed a piece of the pattern missing! I have tried to find errata on the Interweave website and even gone to the KAL boards to find information. I've even checked for posts on Ravelry. I finally looked at the notes on the projects of people who have already finished their sweater. One post in particular was very helpful. She is very specific about the changes that she made and goes into fine detail about how she knit the border. Now that I've read it, I just hope that it isn't too late. I may not have picked up enough stitches at the beginning of the border. I will finish any way, though, hopeful that blocking will remove any issues. I am so near finishing and really hope that I can accomplish it before Saturday morning. It would be so nice to show off the finished project to my little knitting group!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Last Saturday, K and I had a wonderful time knitting on our KAL sweaters, the Cassidy cardigan. We had finished all three bodice pieces and both sleeves. During this past week, both of us blocked our pieces in preparation for Saturday morning. Upon meeting, we began to sew the shoulder seams, using mattress stitch. The both look great! Next, we picked up many stitches to begin the hood. I managed a few inches on the hood before we broke for the afternoon. We agreed to finish knitting the hood by next Saturday so that we can pick up stitches for the front bands. Maybe we'll even finish the knitting next week!
The sweater is rather bulky to carry with me, so I have continued to work on the shawl that I started last week. I have it about two-thirds finished at this point and am really liking the way the yarn and pattern combine. I may be able to finish it before Saturday, too.
Posted by Danielle at 8/21/2012 10:00:00 AM
Friday, August 17, 2012
Here in the Seattle area, we're finally receiving some hot (for us) weather. As a result, I have not felt like doing much. Instead of the many other projects that have kept me busy in the past, I am now feeling the "bite of the knitting bug." However, the heat also makes me feel like I have a license to start new projects as my works in progress are all heavy wool sweaters. Sitting in the heat with over a pound of wool in my lap sounds like torture rather than enjoyment!
|5% of the pattern knitted by early 8/16|
|30% of the pattern knitted by the time of this post|
Posted by Danielle at 8/17/2012 10:00:00 AM