Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Knitting Olympics

I'm making good progress on the Lace Leaf Pullover - sadly, I didn't think to take any pictures yesterday. So you'll just have to trust me that I grafted the top and bottom together and have started to knit one sleeve. Would I lie about this?

I'm not entirely pleased with the grafting job. The first time I tried to Kitchner stitch it on the needles and it left a line of purl stitches. Then I tried it inside out - same problem. I dug out my Book of Finishing Techniques and looked up the KS - I was doing what it told me. However, they had an interesting illustration of what was actually going on - sewing through the stitches in a zigzag. So I strung in a lifeline and proceeded to sew. I like the results better, though I pulled a little too tight. Next time I make this sweater (if) I'm going to knit from the top down and add in the leaf at the bottom when I feel like it. No grafting for me!

In other Knitting Olympic news - the family I live with saved me this article from Time magazine:

I love that I've developed a reputation with them :)


Anonymous said...

I don't know about that "couch potato" business. yes, I am somewhat a couch potato - but i know some knitters that are fairly athletic!! Hmmfff.

So cute that your family saved that for you!