Saturday, December 02, 2006

Well I was in a knitting groove yesterday. I got my torso done as you saw in my last post and got halfway down the left arm.

The arm is a bit big, and next time I will ajust decreases to go in sooner, but it matches the style of the sweater, so I'll keep it as is. This pattern has been adjusted as I go, and I love doing that, I have discovered. I think I'm more happy with a knitting guideline rather than a pattern. My next sweater will be done in the Elisabeth Zimmerman percentage style. Not red, though, so you'll have to come to my blog to see it. I'll start swatching it soon.

I'm surprised that the miles of stockinet are not boring to me. If I get too bored, I can always pick up my uncompleted FLAK and work on it, but I'm happy with the stockinet at the moment.

The way things are going I might get this done by next weekend.

3 comments:

Jo said...

That's looking superb, Susan. Really relieved to hear that someone can get through miles of stockinet without boredom. I'm almost done on the exciting beginning bits of the Lavold Celtic Vest and now am facing into untracked wildernesses of reversed st.st. Should I play DVDs? Relaxing music? Prop a book up in front of me? All advice welcomed.
Jo
http://celticmemoryyarns.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I have been listening to knitting and other podcasts on my iPod. If you don't have one, listen to them online. It's distracting enough to keep you entertained.

Plus it's been stressful and busy lately, so the downtime with my knitting is very much anticipated at the end of the day.

Susan said...

Oh and I love Lavold patterns. Can't wait to see what you do. Cables are my favorite! You wouldn't know it with this sweater, hehe.