I’m trying not to feel too overwhelmed.
Two more class sessions = tons more homework.
Full of enthusiasm, I picked up the round neck pullover on Monday evening.
Once again this darn panda cotton made a relatively simple task turn into an ordeal. Its tiny plies easily unravel and then mysteriously squish together further down the piece of yarn I used to crochet the sleeve to the body. Yes, I should have used a different yarn for seaming but, heck, I want to use up the left overs.
Speaking of left overs. I have seven more skeins of this panda cotton!
I’m a bit puzzled as to how this happened. I expected one or two extra skeins, but seven? I used The Knitter’s Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements when buying the yarn so, either I inadvertently looked at the wrong figure in the pamphlet or their estimates are much too generous. Whether or not I made a mistake, I still think their charts are very generous. I do recall having two extra skeins left over after finishing my raglan.
After Monday the homework pace slowed down.
I did manage to sort through my notes and gather all my calculations on the raglan sweater so that I can start working on my “design notes” booklet. This is a thin paper notebook that was provided on the first day of class and will be used to jot down the final details of each project. Now that we’ve finished a couple of garments, Jean has asked us to turn in our first two projects along with our design notes. I’ll post a picture of this “design notes” notebook when I get the first entry finished.
Although I had more company this weekend I managed to get one of the sleeve caps of the v-neck sweater done. I know it looks odd but keep in mind that it’s not blocked yet.
All your homework is looking absolutely awesome! Your work is very professional.
I get a little panicky about homework, too. You will get it done. You always do!
It looks lovely so far! On your Kauni, did you actually stitch the steeks with the sewing machine? I am trying to decide…
Marti, I did stitch the steeks with the sewing machine and used a zig-zag stitch. I recommend doing it especially if you don’t mind sewing and it’s your first time doing steeks. It will give you more confidence when you cut the fabric.
Enjoyed your article in “Spin Off” very much. Good to see places we love get a mention, out there in the big wide world.