Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wet Checks

The British Checks sweater is blocking on my Texas Checks beach towel. The Texas Checks are bigger, of course.

This past week I finished the second sleeve. Last night, thinking I was done, I tried it on Jeff and we noticed that the sleeves were a bit long. I know you are all shocked. I think it's genetic. However, unlike previous sleeves I've mangled, fixing this was much easier. I got up this morning, and within an hour I had them shortened. So much easier to unravel and re-knit shoulder-down sleeves than cuff-up sleeves.

This afternoon it was weaving in ends (a surprising number to me considering this was knit in the round and has few seams) and blocking. Stretching it out the two extra inches needed side-to-side was not a problem.

One weird thing. After soaking in the tub and holding the wadded up fabric in my hands to drain, I noticed a strange fine grit in the tub. Like I'd just washed lettuce or spinach. Let's agree not to tell Jeff about this. He already doesn't like to know that I occasionally found what I hoped were bits of hay in the yarn.

The next post should have some modeling shots.


  1. Wow, this is very pretty. Er, handsome.

    I also like the Texas Checks beach towel.

    Uncle C

  2. What a beauty! I can't wait to see modeled shots. You did a splendid job on a very challenging pattern. Very nicely done.

  3. Very nice! Although I hear it's not quite sweater weather in Texas right now (unlike here in Iowa....).

  4. Yay! Yay! Yay!

    - Jene

  5. That's so awesome! It looks great. :)