Yesterday I promised to show you the finished, but restarted, Lovlund sweater.
I'm also going to show you some sock progress. But only if you promise not to tease me about color-coordination between projects. I swear it wasn't planned!
Here is the sweater.
I was going to take a picture of it on, just to prove that re-starting was necessary, but I decided that I didn't want to be seen on the internets wearing a crop sweater. (okay, I don't want to be seen anywhere at all wearing a crop sweater). Let's just say it wasn't nearly as pretty as it should have been.
Now, I admit, when I first finished the sweater, its total length was fine, but I made a newbie mistake in following directions. I listened when it told me that the armscye space was going to be nine inches. I presumed that the nine inches on the bias would equal the right number of vertical inches, and that thus, the sweater would fit.
Dumb move. In order to get the under arm to be anywhere near where it would look good (or be comfortable), I had to rip back a good two inches of knitting from the top of the back and the two front pieces. Good thing, too, because those two inches also made the difference between a sweater whose v-neck came down more than low enough to require a camisole or other garment underneath it, and one that can be worn all on its lonesome (well, okay, with appropriate "foundation garments"). That meant that it was at least two inches too short at the ... well, waist. I like my sweaters to come down to my hips.
And here, you can see where I picked up from the cast on edge and began knitting back down. The cast on was in the teal blue.
I'm thinking it's un-obvious enough that no one will notice once I'm done. Which should be pretty soon, as I'm running out of yarn.
Meanwhile, I've also been plinking away on the Leyburn Socks.
I'm still dithering. Part of me sees twee smocking, suitable for twee baby dresses. Part of me sees scales (dragon scales?). I don't do twee. I neither love it nor hate it, so I keep on knitting hoping that I'll feel strongly enough one way or the other to make a decision about finishing the whole pair. I do, however, like the way they feel. So far.
On the health front, today I got up at a reasonable hour, went out for some meetings with Golf Pro, had lunch, and am home for a break before doing the kid-fetch dance. I'm tired, but not overwhelmed with the need to nap NOW. This is a massive improvement. I fear that I may be pushing things a bit too far by not taking that nap, but I'm actually accomplishing something, and it's hard to stop just to sleep.
Soon, I'll return to my loom and to the long suffering Irtfa'a.