Saturday, September 22, 2007

tilting along

First: good news! My colleague Kian Tajbakhsh was released from prison this week. It was such a relief for everyone, and especially for his wife, who is due to give birth to their first child any day now. It's a good thing that this happened now, because if Ahmadinajad showed up in New York without releasing him... oh, the protests! I think we might still protest anyway.

And we had what is probably the last heirloom tomato salad of the year. I love the colors, adore the flavors, and wish that I had a big greenhouse (and land to put it on) so I could grow these all year long.

Second: my Tilted Duster! Two fronts, a back, and one sleeve are done. Before I can officially say they are done, I need some other eyes on my right-leaning decreases. I'm glad that there is 16 inches of skirt that's going onto the bottom of these pieces. This yarn rolls up like no one's business! I knew that I had to pin the pieces out for a picture, because otherwise they are just tubes.

So. The decreases:

Slip, slip, knit.

Slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over. (Thanks for the recommendation, Brenda!)

Do you have a preference? I'm leaning toward the Sl1, k1, psso version, but should I rip out the front piece and redo the ssks? It seems to be a little more subtle, and matchy with the k2togs. Can you tell if there's a difference? Am I crazy to be thinking about ripping, because you can't see anything? Please let me know; I'll be here working on the next sleeve!


Claire said...

Out of curiousity, but not to stir up a political turmoil on your bucolic knitting and cocktails blog, but what are you protesting with Ahmadinajad speaking? Him, or the fact that he's allowed to speak?
I have no problem with people protesting HIM and what he stands for, and I confess non-specific discomfort about his request to visit Ground Zero. But I am surprised by how many people think he shouldn't be allowed to speak at all, especially in a university setting.
Just curious on your thoughts, since you obviously have a more intimate connection with your co-workers/company.

~Kristie said...

I see no photos. Am I the only one having this issue? I can't give you my preference since I can't see it. Sorry.