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Knitting Up A Storm!


Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Busy, busy, busy. Why must we all live this way? Anyone have an answer?

I'm looking forward to finishing the ribby cardi, but in the meantime, I have to keep blocking the body to make it longer. I want the body from armhole to waist to measure 14.5", not the 13" the pattern states. Had I known this while knitting it, I would not be having these blocking issues. I am on to my 4th attempt tonight. It is getting longer. Slowly. The ribbing at the sides is not certainly not co-operating with me, but I have my hope dial set on high, have my fingers and toes crossed. If that doesn't work, I will wear it as is or frog it and start over.

In the last week or so, I've been thinking about what to knit next. (I know, I have the Rebecca Wrap Cardi to finish. I only started this project, because it is just so bloody cute and I want to see how the pattern unfolds. It might be put on hold. Maybe.) I am almost finished the ChicKami, and I want to ensure that it was the right length and width. So for the first time, I measured another tank that I like the fit of, and what do you know? The tank and the ChicKami are the same size. Wow. Now I know what needs to be done to ensure a good fit. This exercise helped me realize how long I need to make the body before arm hold decreases, if appropriate of course. And how long the length and width the entire piece needs to be.

Prior to this, I would take a guess at what size to make and hope for the best. Checking my gauge was part of the process, but that is not the only thing you need to know. I need to know what size of the pattern to make. Sounds obvious, but I thought I knew my measurements, but I guess I wasn't very accurate.

Oh, the evolution of a knitter.

I will be very busy the next couple of weeks at work, so updating the blog and knitting maybe have to go on the back burner. Let's hope not, but you never know.

Have a good one folks.

posted by Lisa @ 10:08 AM 

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