There was a request that I return to knitting.
I suppose that's fair. After all, this blog IS entitled KNITTING in the Shadows.....
My knitting has been in a funny place lately.
I've been plugging along slowly on a pair of socks. Not really worth photographing, since the difference between 1/4 of the foot and 2/3 of the foot isn't that exciting. I've just started the gusset (I do a warped gusseted short row heel thing). I'll be dithering soon about whether I'll actually do something more exciting with the cuffs, but this is self patterning yarn (even if it's subtle), and I anticipate making a plain pair of mindless socks. I'll show you when they're done.
I'm ALMOST finished with Tubey
Yes, some would say that the almost means that I just have to weave in the ends. But I've decided that I'm going to rip back the sleeves part way and knit the cuff a tad wider. I had been hoarding yarn in the fear that I'd run out, but, as it turns out, I have an entire ball left over.
As part of that hoarding, I worked a decrease or two that's not in the pattern. Some of those were in the sleeves, and I'll be undoing some of that. But some were in the body.
To make it feel good and easy across my upper back, I had to knit the back section noticeably wider than the pattern calls for. I didn't really want all that extra fabric (or at least I didn't think I did) and I was pretty sure that knitting the whole body at that width would mean I ran out of yarn. As I've mentioned, I can't just buy another skein -- I bought the yarn well over a year ago. And yes, I checked Ravelry.
So... while I do kind of think it's visually a little snug, it's comfortable. I'm very doubtful that I have enough yarn to re-knit the whole body eight stitches wider. And I'm wallowing in dream land thinking that I'll lose a few pounds before it's time to wear this. I'm leaving the body alone, and plan to tackle the sleeves.
When it's actually done, and it's ends are woven in, and I've "blocked" it, I'll get a photo of it "installed". Until then, the chair pose will have to do.