A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

January 19, 2004

No School Today

Ugh. The kids are home from school. Again. Between winter break, snow days and MLK day, I feel like these kids have not left me alone for a minute in the last month.

I'm still chugging away on Banff. I took this photo on Friday of the front and back when the sun peeked out. I took another photo today of the back, front and 1 1/3 sleeves. It's horribly blurry and the lighting is appalling. But it does show you how absolutely humongous the sleeves are on this sweater. I got scared when I was working on the first one because it was so large. But the measurement on the pattern is 18" across. In other words, HUGE. I'm running out of yarn so I need to get to the store tonight as soon as my husband gets home from work.

There is definitely something wrong with the sleeve for this pattern. I struggled through it the first time and forgot to write down exactly what I did. I think I did something slightly different on the second sleeve. The pattern says,

"On next RS row, k2, [p1, k2, m1p, p1, k2] 3 times; work to last 23 sts; [k2, p1, m1p, k2, p1] 3 times, k2. Work 7 more rows evenly in this modified ribbing patt across these 60 sts.

On next RS row, k2, [m1p, p1, k2, p2, k2] 3 times; work to last 26 sts; [k2, p2, k2, p1, m1p] 3 times, k2. Work 1 more row evenly across these 66 sts."

Now when she says work to last 23 sts, she really means work to last 20 (and you'll be making another 3). I think. Ditto for work to last 26 sts. You need to work to last 23 and then you make 3 stitches while you work your way to end of the row. Right? Am I just terribly confused? On the first sleeve I knit and ripped those last 23 stitches over and over and couldn't get it to come out right. I should be able to finish the second sleeve tonight at my stitch 'n bitch. I just need to concentrate on those decreases. Don't want any to go missing like last time.

I got my yarn order from January 2nd today. Hooray. It's yarn for the Go-Everywhere-Go-With-Everything Cardigan from Stitch 'N Bitch. I think I might do a knit-along for it. We shall see...