Monday, July 02, 2007
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss
Size: 42 inch
Needles: US 3
Start Date: May 10, 2007
End Date: June 30, 2007
Comments/Modifications: The yarn is FAB-U-LOUS to knit with. I'm already trying to plan other projects based off of this yarn. This was my exclusive knitting project, and I think it went pretty smooth considering the gauge. If your planning on this being a fast project, rethink it...that is unless you've got more then 3 hours of knitting time a day to work on it. I was frustrated at first with how slow it grew, but would put it up on my Favorite projects list. The waffle pattern makes the yarn pop and sing. If I were to knit it again, I would go down a size or two. The blocking seemed to stretch the sizing out a bit. I don't know if this is a common issue with the yarn or stitch pattern, but beware of this potential issue.
I knitting both sleeves at the same time on two circular needles. Also, I did adjust the rib lengths, as I like a longer ribbing and longer sleeve length. This ended up back firing on me with the sleeves. The whole project grew and thus the longer length in the sleeves makes for monkey arms, but I love it. A big adjustment I did make and hope all future Thermal knitters take into consideration is the sleeve cap bind-offs. The bind-off left the edge on the square side. I didn't want to redo the bind-off and continued to finish the seam. With one sleeve done, the shoulder was square. The edges of the sleeve had little bumps where the bind-off started and ended. Looking back I noticed that Claudia also adjusted her sleeves. Instead of doing a Bind-off 7 stitches at beginning rows, then Bind-off remaining 20 stitches. I bound-off 7 at the beginning of each row and then proceeded to bind-off 8 stitches at the beginning of each row after that. It rounded off the top shoulder just enough.
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Guess what this is....
Yep, that is a sign of pool enjoyment. Check out my little fish:
This smile almost looks like it hurts...hahahaha. She had super fun and so did mommy.
More knitting to come...have beginning projects to show off...stay tuned.