|If you look closely you will see that there are 6.5 stitches in 2 inches. YAY! Right on!|
I slipped half the stitches on a spare circular and tried to take pictures of myself. Which was interesting. I now have like 32 pictures to delete of just my hand and a bit of stockinette.
But I did manage to find the timer button on my camera and take this fairly decent shot.
One of those awkward attempts at photographing myself yielded a decent closeup of the side shaping:
At any rate, I have about half a skein of Cascade Ecological wool in this sweater so far, and I hope to get a bit more kniting done on it today. This sweater is working up fast and I really hope my modifications work out.
In other knitting news, I still entertain the idea that I will have a handknit sweater by the time I go camping on Saturday. This would be entirely possible if I actually stuck to one project at a time.
After all, I have all these sweaters on the needles:
1) Owls- half of body done
2) Top down WOTA Raglan- a pathetic amount of yoke done
3) Ringwood- body and one sleeve done, second sleeve started
4) Fair Isle sweater- most of body done
5) Bernat Hardcore sweater- sleeves done and part of back
I'm sure that all the knitting combined I would have at least one or two finished sweaters. Oh well. I haven't been working on most of them for the following reasons:
Owls) well this one is new so I've been working on it nonstop
WOTA) because it is so keen and adorable and I want to work on it forever. Somehow that translates in my mind as never work on it because then it will be over and I won't have the adorable to knit anymore. Which is clearly odd thinking.
Ringwood) I've had so many problems with this sweater that I just don't want to look at it anymore. I hate it. Even though I love the yarn, I love the color, and I love the stitch pattern and the idea I had to begin with. I HATE it nonetheless.
Fair Isle) I don't like carrying around all the different colors, even as far as the couch. Also, the last repeat I was doing was using two really ugly colors and I don't want to tink out the rows.
Bernat) Scared of intarsia.
Anyways, I really need to get to work on one of these. I know i'm going to be kicking myself when I'm by the coast and the winds are blowing and all I have for warmth is a storebought hoodie. (I'd bring my central park hoodie but it still doesn't have a zipper and I've found that I really need my chest covered)
Enough words! Back to knitting!