I've been working on my orange sweater, but not getting much time to do that. Here it is after I did a three needle bind-off on the shoulders:
I decided to knit the mock turtle while thinking about the sleeves. You see, I hate sewing in sleeves. Really, I hate sewing knitted pieces together at all, so I have been knitting it in the round. Here I have marked the neckline off in sections and am picking up stitches:
And here it is ready to knit the collar, using a modified magic loop that I saw over on the Rainey Sisters blog. I love it! You don't have to knit across the cable. :)
I did decide to knit the sleeves from the armhole down. They are shaped, so I have spent a lot of time musing on how best to accomplish this feat. I came up with my plan and was telling my friend Therese, who immediately said, "Oh! I have a bunch of notes on doing that. I'll send them to you." And all I could think was "Duh! Why do I always have to go re-inventing the wheel?!" I then checked my copy of "Knitting from the Top" by the amazing Barbara Walker, and lo and behold, I had "un-vented" her method. Oh, well! Nice to know it works! ;)
Next: short-rowed sleeves for people who hate sewing pieces together.
Now about that shawl....
Labels: the orange sweater