Thursday, May 17, 2007

Rounding Third...

I'm almost finished!

I knit the collar last night. I attached both shoulder seams, and then picked up 104 stitches. I decided on a 2x2 rib instead of the 4x2 of the cuffs and bottom of the sweater. I think it looks great.

I used 3.25mm needles on the collar and switched to a 2mm needle for the last round. I then bound off with the 3.25mm needle. I was hoping that this would keep my collar from being droopy, and it did. It's a nice firm springy collar. It's also stretchy. I love it.

I even made Stu put down his bowl of cereal to touch it right away.

I then got to work on attaching the sleeves. This is my least favorite thing in the whole world. It's not that I'm not good at it, it's just that I get total anxiety over the thought of it.

Not to shabby, huh?

All I have left to do is sew up the side and arm seams. This kind of seaming doesn't really bother me. So, I guess you know what I'll be doing tonight. I'll be back with a finished sweater tomorrow.


Karen said...

Ooooh, it looks great!!! You do such wonderful finishing work. I can't wait to see the whole thing, modeled of course, tomorrow. :)

Anonymous said...

This isn't really related to that beautiful sweater... but there are ALOT of sheep in scotland. Wool comes from sheep right?!?

Cheers from Scotland
Lots of Love,

Robin said...

What a beautiful pink sweater. You did a great job on the neck - I'll have to remember your trick!

tiennie said...

It is a really pretty color! Almost there!

molly! said...

It looks so nice! I always fudge the finishing details so I am really impressed with yours. :)

Abigail said...

Well done! Thats when a garment goes from handkit to handcrafted!

Jennie said...

wow! it's looking really good. :)