Well, I finally managed to get a better handle on my knitting. Or at least some of it. Actually concentrating does wonders! The sweater is back on the needles and moving ahead again - without errors this time. I hope. The critter knitting is also finally coming along. It only took frogging it a whole 7 times! I found out I needed a better method of short rows, one that I could actually see from the purl side of the work and not mix up with the bars that show on the knit-into-the-front-and-back stitches. This tutorial from Cocoknits did the trick: using yarn-overs instead of wrap-and-turn. The YOs are much easier to see and deal with in such fiddly knitting. Yay! Just proves you need more than one arrow in your quiver, doesn't it? I'm halfway through a shell:
I know. Doesn't look like much, does it? Believe me, that represents a lot of
frustration struggle despair work! The yarn is handspun and hand-dyed and from Deep Stash. More to come. This is going to be a slow make!
Meanwhile, back at the daily outfits:
- Grey wool pinstripe shirt, MM (Marcy Tilton's V8709, lengthened)
- Purple henley shirt, SB (ancient!)
- Faded black baggy yoga pants, SB (also ancient!)
- Knit socks, MM (pre-Ravelry)
- Bra, MM
- Black Birkies
Have you noticed that I seem to have lost my Sewjo somewhere? I haven't been tempted at all to get back to the sewing machine. Perhaps all that bag making before we left on vacation burned me out for a bit? I'm sure it'll come back eventually. Meanwhile I'm playing with wool instead. After all, it is Wovember!