My experience the past few day has led me to the conclusion that if you ignore your knitting to spin, then come back to it and pay no attention to the knitting you’re doing while watching Women’s World Cup games (not nearly enough publicity for it, but man, there are some sweet matches going on!) you can knit your way out of the black hole that was previously obscuring your progress.
Here is my Minimalist Cardigan, fronts and backs completed, collar successfully knit onto the finished pieces and grafted. The first sleeve is at about 4 inches. The only problem is…
… it’s rolling. Rolling badly, not attractively. Rolling so it would look like I hung an unbaked baguette around my neck. Rolling so much that I can no longer delude myself into the belief that a little blocking will solve everything. Ripping is not an option, I’m just not that hardcore. I’m thinking that perhaps a sewn-in lining will do the trick after the whole thing is finished. Any other ideas? Anyone?
I can comfort myself with my socks, which are coming along nicely, and with the fiber that arrived in the mail today (Don’t look at me like that. And, no, I’m not going to blame the fish this time. It was all Aija’s fault, and her crazy “Etsy Friday” posts.) Lucky for me, the postal service delivers rain or shine, and now that I’m in Maine I only had to wait one day for some of Josette’s loveliness to reach my greedy little paws.
(by the way, if this is what having a drum carder does for you, I need one.)
Yes, I feel much better now.
Thanks for complements on my spinning – the fiber is some South African wool that I dyed before we left Alaska, and it’s going into the “someday shop” pile (which is growing slowly – it’s kind of like picking berries: one for the bucket, one for me; one for the bucket, two for me…)
That’s all I’ve got today. Let me know if anyone has any ideas for a rolling sweater!