Thursday, February 09, 2006

frogging, just a little this time

Finally, I finished all my knitting for other people, finally, I sat down to finish my front of my Colchique. I had the last little bit of the Fantasie no1 then the Godron part to finish and then I can seam (I knit my back, then my sleeves, now I'm knitting the front). I allotted some time, finished the Fantasie no1, knit up to the center between the 2 diamonds on the Godron, was figuring out what I want to do in that center as I added length to this sweater, when for some reason I decided to check it against the back. WTF??? I forgot the whole last segment of the two left leaning cables in the fantasie no1.
So yesterday, after a cup of coffee to drown my sorrows in, I frogged all the way back to the end of the cables that I'd knit. Now I'm right back to where I started last week! Waaaa. I want to finish this with some time left to wear it this year - isn't gonna happen.
I've pinned what I have together, I've wrapped the sleeve around my arm - I think I'm going to love this sweater. I'm using Inca Alpaca from Classic Elite, and it is soft enough, and fine enough knit on US4's, that the fabric is everything I could want it to be - soft, drapeable, a little springy. (Unlike the USMP of baby cashmerino knit on 3's that I"m ready to frog the whole thing because the fabric is stiff). It is small enough that there is just the right amount of negative ease.
But I don't think I'm going to wear it this year.
I'm committed to knit a Lady Eleanor during the Olympics starting tomorrow - and I do want to start and finish that in the allotted time frame. And by the end of February here Spring is springing. We won't have weather cool enough for a long sleeve alpaca sweater again until November or December.
Anyway, I do plan to finish this baby right after the Olympics, and come next November I'll be all set.


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