Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Encountering some Turbulence
Daylight doesn't seem to help - this is the closest I could get to the actual colour, and it's still not right. It's also proving extraordinarily difficult to take a photo that doesn't make the house look like a complete tip, which actually it isn't at the moment (owing to all the tidying and hoovering I did when I was trying to ignore the Dissertation of Doom).
I am about three quarters of the way through the front - only ten more rows of cables to go, and then I cast off all the centre stitches. It's taken nine days to get this far on the front, the back took nine days in total, the sleeves are cropped and not particularly fitted ... I still don't know if I can finish it for the 6th of October. We'll see. I'd like to get it done so that I can show it off - I'm hugely enjoying knitting it. Cables have always been my Very Favourite Thing in knitting (apart from lace, but I am not a lacy jumper type of girl), and this has cables in plenty. Although they don't repeat, they are logical. Each row is symmetrical, so I only need the chart for the first half.
And just for once I'm making the size closest to my actual measurements, rather than the next one up, so it might turn out fitted and flattering rather than baggy and falling off both shoulders at once (like most of my previous jumpers). Or it might be too tight and emphasise all the bits I'd rather it hid, like my total lack of waist and plentiful supply of belly. Now I have a new thing to worry about (as if I needed one).