Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Houston? We have sleeves!

I mentioned having to do a little math to make the body of the sweater work with the yarn that I had. I finished the body of the sweater on Monday night, which left me with no Olympic knitting until I did some math for the sleeves.

So, the process goes like this:

Step 1: Reverse the shaping on the sleeve so that I can knit it top-down, and to the right length.
Step 2: Check math with a calculator.
Step 3: Taking the gauge of the yarn in consideration, rewrite the sleeve with the appropriate number of sts/rows. Proportion is fun!
Step 4: Check math again.

This took maybe 15-20 mins, and then I got started on the sleeves. One night of knitting, two episodes of MI-5, and I'm down to just under the armhole (neck down, not bottom up). On both sleeves. Mom thinks I'll finish it by the end of the week.

I won't hold my breath.

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