I ended up with a serious "kink" in my neck last week so I was leary to continue on the Fair Isle Sweater until the pain went away. I've been known to take bad pain and make it intolerable pain, all in the name of wooly projects. I'm glad to say that today I seem to be doing better and hopefully I can finish the yoke on Fair Isle this week.
I did cast on for the February Lady Sweater that I'm knitting with Megan and Opal. I think Megan is still waiting for her needles, but Opal has cast on. A few notes on the February Lady Sweater. I'm knitting the size Large which takes 1150 yards. I am using Marine Heather Swish Superwash from KnitPicks. I have 1100 yards. Yes. For those of you counting yards, I am 50 yards short. I also didn't swatch. What do you think my chances are of getting this sucker right? Since I had to rip out nine inches of Fair Isle at one point, probably not too good, eh? I likes me a good challenge...... he he
The Marine Heather colorway sure is purdy, isn't it? OH - I also did the increases wrong. I'm not going to frog it, but if you do this sweater, make sure you do the "first row increase" only once. All the other increases will be the "second increase". I also used the one row buttonhole method that is in one of KnitPicks' old catalogues. Don't you love how they put tutorials in their catalogues? I hope I can find buttons big enough. ;)
I'm almost done with the yoke, then I think I'll set it aside and wait for Ms. Knotty to catch up. Besides, I have two pairs of socks OTN, Fair Isle, another sweater, and I started the second Baby Blankie.
This one is for Missy who is having a boy. WOOT! Her shower is at the end of February.... so I may be a little behind on this layette. Just a little.... Sorry Missy - I'll catch up....... probably..... When is he actually due? :)