Saturday, February 02, 2008

a new start

(First attempt on the left, the new sleeve on the right.)

The Hourglass Sweater is back on the needles. It turns out that my gauge for the sweater was spot on with a size 6 needle, and therefore the crazy modifications I'd made on the first go-around weren't really necessary. Also since starting the first sleeve, I learned that a turned hem should be started with a two-sizes smaller needle.

So I've started fresh, and I'm enjoying the counting necessary for making a garment, with the stockinette stitch keeping things basic enough for me to muddle through with a head cold. I will start some lace soon (and the Logan River Wrap is a great idea!) to remain optimistic that I won't be sick forever. And when I'm through with being sick, I'll have a great sweater to wear.

2 comments:

Brenda said...

Glad you're getting gauge and have the techniques for the rolled hem down. Soon you'll have a new sweater! And the color is so pretty.

guiltypleasures said...

Isn't stockinette ideal when you are sick? That must be the only time I enjoy doing it though ;-)

Have you left sleeve island yet?