I finally broke down and sent out email and PM requests today. ^_^ I'm rather nervous about the interview thing.
Also I need to clean up my blog. Some posts are still showing as in progress when they have been finished for months. O_o
January 1st, I started a knitting pattern from the fabulous Subversive Femme's collection of vintage patterns that I've really been wanting to do for Spring, and realized half way up the back that while I have a short waist (this is NORMAL on this planet, long waists being very odd, despite fashion models) I have a bit more rib and shoulder than the more compact gals of the time period. Plus, I have monkey arms. Seriously, 23 inch long arms. I'd have to add more for the sleeves and I was running out of needle space half way to the elbows. If the sleeves were separate, I'd have done them. I hate working on those plastic cable needles and ditched all of mine after I finished the knitting class ages ago. I may still separate the sleeves from the body and redo this pattern basically as is because I love it. The pattern being wonderfully complicated looking and simply not, (a very lacy cable design) and dolman sleeved, I passed on attempting to re-calibrate it. It's not that I hate Math; we just agreed to part amicably and not FaceBook each other after I got my A in Advanced Algebra, which I never use anyway. >.<;; Plus, I kept twisting the cables the wrong way when stressed and over tired, and having to go back and re-hook them.
So as of last night, I'm starting this year's sweater from scratch, literally. I'm working with the old theory that you can knit to a paper pattern, then reduce said sweater pieces to a text pattern, that I can then just switch the actual surface design on, so I can go back and use this fantastic cable pattern. I'm almost positive it was one of the free patterns from her blog. Anyway, I'm making a 'toil' sweater from my basic bodice pattern. It's the same process I used for my doll's version of a 1940s/50s basic cardigan. Did I not post a photo of the caramel colored sweater? o_O I'll have to put that on my list of things do do. There are these huge stress loss part of my memory I'm still finding gone. >.<;; My brain needs a virus check/defrag or something. Either that or a new hard drive.
|The still curly SD sweater from deep in a drawer.|
For my self, I did finish this one in variegated green and blue stripes to use up left over yarn, but it's still in pieces, and the only change I had to make was for the yarn and body lengths.
Still not sure if it's going to fit ME, even though it all pins out on the mannequin nicely enough. I started it October 2013, and it's taken until last December to get it done having unraveled it 3-4 times as my size dropped. O_o eventually I'll post the completed sweater. I tend to do that; finish a sweater and then not sew it together. I like to have knitting to take with me to appointments. Usually if I have something to do, we suddenly get in much faster, but if I don't bring anything, OMG, the hours and hours of waiting. For instance, just now, we got a call re a referral for Hubby's further eye work, and the lady warned me: it's going to be up to about 4 hours wait even though his appointment's at 9 am, it's a clinic. In other words, we have to be there at 9 am (never a happy around here!) but when he'll be seen? Fffft! Who knows! I gave up on taking sewing because by the time I have every thing out and I'm working, we get called in. Knitting, I can just stuff back into the bag without worrying about where pins and needles are going.
|The back piece, unblocked as yet.|
Note: My knitting and sewing projects for people will now be on my Dressing Cats blog.