Happy New Year everyone!! I am sure that most everyone like me had a busy holiday season. We had family visiting over Christmas which made us laugh louder, made our home warmer and feel so thankful that loved ones are just a plane ride away.
We still haven’t finished eating the last of the Christmas cake and treats but we’re already well into the first week of 2010. Time doesn’t wait for anyone does it!
My mittens that I talked about last time almost got knit before Christmas Eve. When I got ready to finish off the second thumb, I realized that I had overlooked a very important line in the pattern…
….Left Mitten: Knit like the right mitten, but knit thumb increases as a mirror-image
I forgot to do the switcheroo, Duh-oh!! I couldn’t really fudge and continue knitting and so I hung my head in shame and continued on in classic knitters avoidance fashion by casting on for another project. However, I have learned that henceforth reading a pattern completely before knitting anything is a really good idea.
I couldn’t wait to try out this yarn and despite having company over managed to swatch and cast on for a cardigan with such a “charming” name (not!) 113-17 Jacket with Raglan Sleeve and Pattern on Yoke by DROPS design.
It’s knit from the bottom up and while the stockinette rows are looooong, the only consolation with this method is that there’s hardly any seaming once the knitting is done. I’m almost done with the waist shaping and the yarn is just so beautiful and luxurious that I don’t really mind the multitude of rows.