Sunday, February 19, 2006

After the collar

It looks much better now than it did, doesn't it? The shawl collar took about twelve years to knit, but I did it. And today? I've knit exactly one stitch. I've spent most of the day reading and swatching to try and figure out how to do the sleeves (maybe designing my own sleeves should have waited until I didn't have a deadline). My buttons and sleeve yarn came yesterday in the mail. The yarn is not the same dye lot but I hope that since it will be a different "piece" the slight color difference will not be noticed. My buttons are cool. I was planning to use deer antler buttons (from Schoolhouse Press, but I can't find them to link to them) that my mom bought me a couple of years ago, but they were really too small for this thick sweater, so I bought another card of them but in the larger size.

The good news is that I think I know how I'm going to do the sleeves (at least how I'm going to try to do the sleeves). The bad news is that our apartment is going to be inspected on Tuesday or Wednesday by the fire marshal, so I have to spend tomorrow cleaning. No, I don't think we have any fire hazards; we just have a lot of clutter and I like to pretend that I'm a tidy person.

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