Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Branched Out


The Branching Aran Guernsey is finished! I was a little miffed at today's cloudiness which kept me from getting very good pictures after work, but here they are.

What a ride. I knew this wouldn't be the easiest project in the world, what with all the cables and the strange 2-over-5 cabling, but little did I suspect that I would be nearly done in by overzealous blocking and not paying attention to gauge as much as I should have.

The surgery was scary, but now I know that it's possible -- yet one more little knitting mystery explored and survived. I can't deny that I've been looking at the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater and thinking, "You know, that could be a little bit tighter." No -- better stuff that genie back in the bottle. Because when it comes right down to it, it would have been better to get this done right the first time around -- time-wise, yarn-wise, and sanity-wise.


Anybody have any ideas for what to do with two 6-inch sections of amputated sleeve?

5 comments:

  1. You are such a fast knitter! And maybe you could turn the extra sleeve-length into wrist warmers or a hat or something, for that rare cold Austin day.

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  2. Regardless of the amount of pressure it put on your sanity, it looks great and you should be damn proud.

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  3. Tag, you're it. Miss me? Are you still going to CC for Saturday meetup?

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  4. It looks great! Good job. Heirloom sweater, totally.

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  5. That looks great!
    Awesome sweater! You diid great job!

    Also I have guy knitting blog too...come over see what you think!

    Thanks!

    Charles

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