I made a lot of progress on my Drops jacket while my camera was away. Since getting it back I hadn’t bothered to take any photos until today.
I’m kinda winging it as far as the pattern goes. I have seamed the first side to the back and I like the way they fit and hang. I have also knit the first sleeve. This is where the problems come in. I vaguely followed the sleeve cap shaping for the body. I noted what I did so I can repeat it for the second front piece but I’m unsure of how those changes translate on the sleeve caps.
I had already knit the entire sleeve when I saw this photo of Carrie’s on Flickr. She’s knitting the sleeve from the top down. This sounded like the way to go to me.
Before I yanked out the sleeve I knit I attempted to insert it into the sleeve cap. Yikes! I haven’t really researched the best method of doing this so it could be faulty technique, it is more likely that the damn thing is the wrong size.
Sooo. I took a small windfall of cash that came my way and ordered Knitting from the Top by Barbara Walker. Although I’m going to hate ripping out that sleeve I would have hated a nasty looking seam even more.
Oh. Yeah. I’m one of the lucky Ravelers that was accepted into the Sensual Knits 2 book! I didn’t feel quite ready to submit a sweater design though (I had ideas for them). I want to do it well so some reading up is required. That’s why I also ordered Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti.
So far I’ve been actively working toward my resolutions. I hope I can still say the same in December.