While you’re doing that and getting settled, here’s the Devil’s Lake all finished. Dudes, this thing is HUGE. And warm and squishy and I can’t wait for it to be cold enough to wear it.
Got that wine close? Good. Here we go.
I finished the main body knitting on the Stranded Surprise today. It’s kind of an odd looking thing.
So, first you secure the stitches. I used a crochet method to do so, but some people use a sewing machine. I used a smaller yarn (fingering weight Shetland) that is nice and grabby like the yarn I knit the sweater with.
And then I cut.
Have a nice sip of that wine and come back when you feel better.
Up next is joining the shoulders. Then putting on the edging, then finishing off the sleeves. Then it will be done!
I did start a new project this week, because I didn’t have a good take-it-with-me project. It’s another one out of the Wollmeise I’ve been collecting. Called Strandwanderer. I did rip back a few rows, as shown by the red line below.
I decided the horizontal sections were just a wee bit too tall, so I dropped back and went to one fewer ridges and I’m happier. It’s a subtle difference, but important enough to impact how happy I’ll be with the finished object.
I’ve got one more day off tomorrow, then it’s back to work. Phantom was great last Thursday. The way they did the sets was pretty interesting. Don’t have anything else on the schedule now until our trip in December. I’m sure something will come up though. Maybe a run over to Arkansas for the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza.