Speaking of working for me, here's the body shot:
The chest stripe is noticeable here and you can see that it's also on the arms (d'oh, top-down Lobel!). I *like* it, though, as I mentioned the last time.
This apparently is my new favorite pose, thee olde camera on the head shot:
The color in this shot is a little off, but that's due more to the poor lighting and the mirror. The more observant among you may notice that the bottom is no longer bound-off. That's easy to explain--I did some kind of crazy bind off that was, at best, an attempt to have a loose edge. Instead, my attempt resulted in a non-elastic hem. After frogging the remaining original sleeve, I balled up the yarn, spit-splicing as I went and then weighed and divided that yarn for the two sleeves. Then, I ripped back the cast-off edge and put the live stitches on a gigantic stitch holder, courtesy of Denise. Once I'm done both sleeves, I'm going to bind off the hem using a larger needle (the sweater's knit on US11s, I might go up to US15s for the hem bind-off). I did the larger needle on bind-off for the first sleeve, and that did just what I wanted:
I haven't spent much time on Lobel since Saturday when Jody came over for a visit--I meant to knit on it some Monday night and also this morning, but Monday night I think I crashed on the couch and this morning I registered for a belly-dancing class and made a number of other phone calls that seemed to suck the life right out of me. The telephone has got to be the devil's invention... Anyway, there are a few other shots of the sweater in progress here. And, for those of you waiting for the weekly cat picture, look no fur-ther:
Show of hands, here, we need new projects (future UFOs, no doubt) like we need holes in our heads.... In other words, I have this skirt, see:
And I need something to go with it, see:
Summer knittin', just like a wish.
Found a yarn, perfect for me
And a pattern, cute as can be
Summer knittin' it's all the rage
So long as I can gauge...
Well-a, well-a, well-a, uh!
(Tell me more, tell me more)
Nashua Cilantro in Lime Sorbet, a 70/30 cotton/acrylic. It has a matte finish and feels springy (both in weight and in texture). I pawed over this a couple of times while browsing at Tangled Web on Saturday, but it wasn't until Annie directed me to the Nashua booklet that I knew I had to have this yarn! The booklet is Nashua Vacation it has a pattern or two in it that made it easy for me to justify the expense. That, and after my last craft-room cleaning event, I found a half dozen TW frequent buyer cards: combined, I was able to get my 20% and have some holes punched in a new card. Sweet.
I'm going to make this summer sweater (it doesn't have a name outside of Cilantro Peplum; I'm going to nickname it Wicked--1. it's green, 2. it's the name of the show) with just a few modifications (it's not knittin' unless you modify it, right?): I'm adding sleeves (top down), I might do bust-shaping... I need to have this done by late July--that's when mom and I are going to see Wicked! Before I can start this little number, though, I need to finish two cross-stitch projects and the other Jaywalker. And, I have to try my best to not start any other new projects...
Oh, and did I mention that I joined the Fiber of the Month Club? Yeah... so much for not starting any new projects, RIGHT?!!