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!