|this red is truer to the actual red|
For the last few days my knitting time has been devoted to a single project which I like to think of as a really big red swatch. If and when all the sizing questions are resolved it may actually develop into a Scoop pullover ... but there are still lots of ifs. Hopefully knitting a larger size will compensate for my lighter than recommended wool and smaller than recommended needles, but until I can actually try it on I don't think there's any way to be certain. I'm five rounds away from the dividing round now; the round where the sleeve stitches are set aside and the body is joined to knit in the round. Once that's done, it should be "try-on-able".
Just glancing at the work-in-progress, the sizing from side to side looks (maybe) okay, but I have the faintest qualm that the length is too short from collar to armpit. I'll thread a lifeline before working the dividing round - that way I can always go back and add one more welt to the yoke to make it longer. It wouldn't be surprising if the extra length were needed ... after all I am very tall.
I had a look at the notes from other Ravelers to see if I could glean any helpful hints but that just added to my worries. Unbelievable how many knitters made one sweater, found it didn't fit and gave it away, then knit another! Uh oh. Sounds ominous doesn't it? Repeat after me: This is just a really big swatch. I'll knit until I can try it on and then I'll make some notes, rip it out and start again. No biggie.
I'll bet that lots of knitters and crocheters are actually accomplishing something more than swatching this week. Have a look at Tami's Amis to see them all.