With the Feather and Fan Cardigan teetering on the edge of a permanent time-out in the bottom of my knitting basket, I decided to push through last night and finally finish the bodice. It’s a miracle. Seriously. Although, it’s not much of a miracle considering the enormous mistake I discovered while lining up the edges and getting ready to start the seams. Luckily, it was something I was able to fix (kind of). So, while it’s not perfect, it’s good enough and I can live with that. Not bad, considering it’s my first adult-size sweater AND my first lace project.
The Feather & Fan Cardigan is coming along.
I am seriously looking forward to the stockinette stitch portion. Oh wait. I have one more of these to do. *grumble*
Last night, while watching Battlestar Galactica, I knit up a feather and fan swatch for this cardigan (Ravelry link, sorry). What a perfectly delightful stitch pattern! Anyway, the pattern calls for a gauge of 6 sts/inch and I got a gauge of 5.8. I tore out my swatch and started it again on smaller needles. I knit about an inch or so before I was forced by extreme exhaustion to drag myself to bed. As I lay there drifting off, I realized that this yarn will probably shrink a bit in the wash–possibly giving me the gauge I need, perhaps? My last thought before sleep overtook me was that I shouldn’t have frogged the first swatch. The plan today is to reknit the swatch with the larger needles and wash it before I measure it. Hooray! Sweater knitting adventures!