Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Moving ahead. Finally!

Hi, All. I finally am moving forwards instead of backwards. Sheesh. I got my gauge with the headband and worked out the math quite easily. Then I start knitting totally wonky...either too loose or too tight. ARGH! I had to tear it out 5 times. That's bad when you are a wide body using not so heavy yarn. The yarn was beginning to look pretty frazzled. Anyway, I've got my gauge correct and am finishing up the bottom pattern. Then I'll start the lice. I think I will be putting in gussets at the under arm. I have no idea what I'll be doing for the chest patterning. I'm just winging it. I've got 10 inches or so before I have to decide.

No way will I be ready to steek at the end of the month. I'll just hide and watch while I'm slowly knitting away.


Donna said...

Winging it is the way I do it when I make up a sweater. If I plan it all in advance, I will usually change my mind and do it differently before I finish anyway! Which is weird, because in real life I like making decisions and getting things figured out in advance. But in knitting I like to have the options open so I can make it up as I go!

Tracy said...

Exactly. I'm a former math and computer geek so I've done a lot of things in exact order. When knitting, I keep seeing or thinking of new things that I want to try all the while. As long as the basic shape is kept (usually) I figure the patterns will be chosen when needed.