Thursday, 23 October 2014

moving forward

I've moved on to the left front.  I will knit the button bands as written, so will knit them and seam them with a smaller needle after the pieces are done.  It's going well, the pattern has finally become 'memorized' so that I can 'read' where I am when I pick it up and put it down.  Watching others at #fringeandfriendsKAL!

At the same time, it's gift knitting season (after Thanksgiving in October until the last minute in December) so I've started a birthday scarf needed by late November. It's more portable than Amanda, and in bulky yarn is going quite quickly:

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

and we're back!

Finally back on track with my Amanda sweater for the #fringeandfriendsknitalong.  I had the honeycomb cables started incorrectly, which made the whole thing lopsided.  Back is now done up to the arm holes, and I've cast on for the left front panel.  Slow but steady?!!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

it's not easy being green...

Looked at all the Amanda pictures on instagram (viewer only), and on the website.  Inspiring and motivating until....

I was humming along nicely with my Amanda sweater for the fringeandfriendsknitalong... until last night it occurred to me that the honeycomb on the right back was wider than the left.  A full repeat wider.  This will make the centre back skewed two inches to the left.  I have the correct number of stitches for my size.  I have read the chart incorrectly.  I will have to rip out close to 200 yards of knitting, all the way back to the ribbing.  I have already done this once to correct a cable turned the wrong way.

I've been knitting while watching tv.  Outlander late at night (not a show for kids) and Once Upon a Time (with the boys - fantastic show!).  On Once, the Wicked Witch is green with envy (literally) and trying to wipe out an entire town and a few specific people as a result.

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I admit when I'm looking at all of the lovely sweaters well underway, I'm feeling a little green with envy myself.  For me, I ripped out hours of work in minutes, and am starting over again, from the chart up.  Here is my "do-over" WIP, as I once again go back to the beginning.  I hope this one is worth all of the work!