Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On the needles: so far it's a wriggle and a wheeze

That's what I have so far of Twist and Shout -- not quite a full twist and not quite a shout yet. It's coming along swimmingly, but oh my, there's a lot to keep track of. The waist shaping decreases are on an 8-row repeat and the cables are on a 6-row repeat and two twist to the left and two to the right. Every time I cross the cables I have to stop and check -- did I twist 'em the right way? Really? Really, truly, I won't curse and swear and stomp my feet ten rows from now because of a mis-crossed cable? Okay, then carry on. In a few rows more, there will be armhole decreases to keep track of, too.

The front gets even better. There you have to increase on one side, decrease on the other, and cable at the same time, and then make certain to do the armhole shaping and neck shaping at the right moments.

In the meantime, his Lordship, Mr. Licorice, distrusts the knitting tote and demands a bedtime snack before he heads out to hang with the street kitties and cause trouble all night.

1 comment:

Lupie said...

This is a beautiful sweater and I have been thinking of amking it. I will be checking your progress.


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