Sunday, April 16, 2006

Coffee and post

So, here's the Somewhat Cowl. I couldn't wait to finish the whole thing before doing the collar. The collar took longer/more yardage than I thought, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. The only change I made was that instead of binding off and sewing the edge to the pick-up edge, I sewed the live stitches to the pick-up edge. I'm lazy that way. But it went very well, no puckering or anything. I may do the sleeves today before going on to the rest of the body. I really like this pattern. I'm enjoying how free of stitch counts it is. Instead of increasing until x number of stitches, you increase until your raglan seam is the appropriate length. And Wendy notes in the pick-up-and-knit sections that your goal is to pick up and knit the number of stitches that will look right (and is divisible by four). I picked up 188 around the collar, 8 more than called for, but there are no holes or puckering.

Reading: The Love Wife. Past halfway through. I've also been listening to Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson. This is the first audiobook I've tried where I haven't already read the book, and it's easier than I thought. I'm enjoying the story.

Writing: Same.

Cooking: Not a thing!

Tim, that's what I'm leaning toward as well--linking to posts in my sidebar that take you to the full list of recipes or knitting. I've done a bit of reorganization and moved the archives and recent posts down, and taken out the detail on the knitting. But I expect I'll need to work on it further.


String Bean said...

Nice Somewhat Cowl. That is one thing I won't be knitting. Cowls on me? No way. I can't work it.

Hm, I'm still thinking about the bracelet bag. I may use some Noro Gemstones that I have. That's right. Noro Gemstones. Discontinued. I got it. Oh yeah. I'll have to buy the bracelets though. Maybe. Or just dig.

Happy Easter to you, Geronimo, and Mirando. Do they get to play with any Easter grass?

Annie said...

So cool! I can't wait to see your FO. I'd love to make that sweater...someday...

Rachel said...

I love how your Somewhat Cowl is coming out. Will we get to see a modeled shot when it's finished? I am very tempted to make this top, but I've heard people talk about trouble with sizing...are you finding that?

Marie said...

Really like the Somewhat Cowl! Wonderful color!