Thursday, September 09, 2004

Almost.. too quiet

Well, it's true. The "quiet weekend at home" approach to Labor Day should have resulted in more knitting progress & something to talk about here. But it didn't.

We made a birding outing on Saturday with the Audubons. We had lovely sunny pleasant weather at Point Reyes and possibly 2 life birds. Sunday we lay very still in the heat until about 3 pm when we went up to Pichetti winery to take photos of peacocks. Monday was completely devoted to lying very still. Hence, very little knitting.

So Tuesday & Wednesday I was back at work on the Narcisse cardigan. I discovered a dropped stitch on the center front and spent some time dithering about whether to take the entire left front out (down to like 8 cm out of 29). I have decided to proceed with the button bands and use them to hide the problem. We'll have to see if they pass Janice inspection! I just couldn't go back 60 rows, re-do all the raglan seam shaping and re-block it. Just going to have to live with it.

So here is Narcisse with raglan seams, collar and one button band in place. The error is not visible here and won't be until I make the second button band. (Click for larger image)


The raglan shaping on this sweater is kind of cool, so I've included a detail of it. The seam at the top is so very regular, it makes the bottom part towards the armhole look a little weird. But the top part is just plain lovely to look at. Here ya go:


Remains to be done: one more button band, including the evil dropped stitch to be hidden, then embroidered leaves & 15 crocheted flowers

I've been itching to start the Crocus cardigan, for baby Clara to be born in October. But baby Will, who is supposed to get the Myosotis whales cardi, arrived on schedule August 20th. Now Myosotis was last seen on these pages in late May, when I had to rip out the tops of the waves because I forgot to make armholes and hated the intarsia joins. So its back to the Myosotis salt mines for me. Hang on, Crocus, I'm coming!


Blogger Bogie said...

Love the Narcisse buttonband and the raglan detail. And the birding pages are very nice! I bought a hummingbird feeder for the kitchen window, and I love watching the little guys come by and get a drink from the bottomless flower. Some mornings it's like top gun out there--so much zipping around that no one gets a drink for quite a while. It's very entertaining.

September 10, 2004 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, the detail on that sleeve looks fantastic! Congratulations. Will you be bringing it on Sunday for all of us to see?


September 10, 2004 9:54 AM  

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