Wednesday, March 21, 2012
work in progress Wednesday
According to the five-day forecast our early glimpse of summer will end shortly and we'll be back in vest-wearing temperatures by Friday in Toronto. My goal then is to finish the vest by the weekend - that might be overly optimistic though. I've knit the body of the vest and am now working on the left front between the armhole and the neckline. But this is the tricky part because now I have to work back and forth in the established pattern while managing a complicated schedule of decreases at both ends of the needle. It's so easy to mess this up; I need to really pay attention to what I'm doing now. No more knitting with distractions until this is done, however long it takes.
Now that the right front and the back stitches are on waste yarn I was able to try it on. It fits quite generously. In fact I probably could have gone down a size, but I'm okay with the loose fit. I chose the tunic length to knit and that looks perfect - the bottom sits low on my hips which is just what I wanted. Seeing it on was quite a relief because I had a lot of doubts as I was knitting ... you know that feeling of dread that after knitting many hours and hundreds of yards the thing won't fit and you'll be ripping out and starting over? Reminds me of why I so seldom knit garments for myself. Anyway, dodged that bullet so far!
As always on Wednesday there's a link party at Tami's Amis where you can see an amazing range of projects and progress. Be sure to check them out!