Argyle Vest-Along!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Where are you?

The silence here is utter! I can see you all working determinedly, too busy to blog about it...

My progress on the vest has been filled with ups and downs, mostly due to my own negligence. Last night I had a major down, and I started another project while my blood pressure slowly dropped. Since I am the long tall Sally of any crowd, I added a few extra rows to make sure the vest covers my middle. I have consistently adjusted the pattern repeat to my own increases and decreases, but since I think I'm such an excellent knitter I don't really think too much about it, and when I had six (6) rows until bind off I found that the only thing I hadn't adjusted was the neckline, who was still on the same latitude as before, giving my deep V vest a deep U in the back. I tossed the vest far far away and cast on a lace shawl instead, which is surprisingly fun to knit. I'm only on row 16 or something, but I like it so far. Hopefully I will be calm enough to frog two inches of the vest this weekend, and then FINALLY cut my steeks, which is the major goal of this project.

Also, I had a gauge crisis the other night. I found that I didn't have 30 rows/10 cm, but 21. I had a chill to the bone, then discovered that if I stretch it to gauge stitchwise, I will also get gauge rowwise. Oh, the constant excitement of knitting, and oh, the benefits of careful blocking!

2 comment(s):

Huh? I'm still here, anyway. The baby has been craving a lot of attention lately so I haven't really made much progress on the vest, but I'm not leaving you yet :)

By Blogger Fi, at 3:13 PM  

Oh thanks for posting this! My row gauge is a little off, so maybe i will be able to rescue it in blocking. I am forging ahead!

By Blogger kweaver, at 12:12 AM  

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