Monday, October 03, 2005

Another Monday

Yes, indeed. We have survived a weekend and once again it's Monday. And what do we have here? Posted by Picasa

We have a back and the beginnings of a front of the Aran Lace sweater. And LOTS of yarn.

I was worried that I would run short of yarn. And since I purchased this yarn on closeout and with no clear idea what pattern I would be using, there was none to be found at any of the Lewiscraft stores to which I have access. So I looked until I found a pattern which seemed to use just the right amount of yarn.

After I started knitting, I began to get nervous. The picture in the pattern indicates that this is a longish sweater, so I decided to make it 38 rows shorter than the pattern specified. I did the math ... selected my ending row ... and finished the back of the sweater. Complete with neckline shaping. Then I started the front.

Now ... I will only say that I was watching "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" when I made these decisions, and I was distracted. If I had been paying attention, I would have realized that I had plenty of yarn. Lotsa yarn, in fact. The back took less than half of the first ball of yarn. And there is very little neckline edging. If I can make the front and back out of one ball of yarn, surely to goodness I can complete the two sleeves out of the second, right?

I will be carefully unraveling the bind-off stitches and making the sweater as specified in the pattern.

Sheesh. Is my face red, or what?!


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Amie said...

Heck, if that's the kind of gorgeousness you get when you watch body snatching invasions, I'd watch nothing but B-horror movies from now on! It looks terrific!