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Knitting Olympics

February 21, 2006

I’m making good progress on the Lace Leaf Pullover – sadly, I didn’t think to take any pictures yesterday. So you’ll just have to trust me that I grafted the top and bottom together and have started to knit one sleeve. Would I lie about this?

I’m not entirely pleased with the grafting job. The first time I tried to Kitchner stitch it on the needles and it left a line of purl stitches. Then I tried it inside out – same problem. I dug out my Book of Finishing Techniques and looked up the KS – I was doing what it told me. However, they had an interesting illustration of what was actually going on – sewing through the stitches in a zigzag. So I strung in a lifeline and proceeded to sew. I like the results better, though I pulled a little too tight. Next time I make this sweater (if) I’m going to knit from the top down and add in the leaf at the bottom when I feel like it. No grafting for me!

In other Knitting Olympic news – the family I live with saved me this article from Time magazine:

I love that I’ve developed a reputation with them 🙂

One Comment leave one →
  1. jillian permalink
    February 21, 2006 8:02 pm

    I don’t know about that “couch potato” business. yes, I am somewhat a couch potato – but i know some knitters that are fairly athletic!! Hmmfff.

    So cute that your family saved that for you!

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