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Monday, March 17, 2008



The lack of much progress on my cardi sleeves and the witty title of today's post should be a hint as to how I'm feeling. By Thursday night last week, I was pretty sure I was coming down with a cold, but by Saturday afternoon, I realized it wasn't a cold - it was pure, viral evil. I think this morning though, that I am going to live, and I hope to have the energy to knit again fairly soon (yes, it was that bad). I've done more than half of the sleeve increases - they're 3/4 length sleeves - so I don't think I've really got that much more to do on them.

There was a question about knitting them both at once the last time I showed them to you so I'll explain. By knitting both sleeves at once on the same needle(s) with two balls of yarn, you (or at least I) have a better chance of having them match. If you are working increases, you'll probably remember to put them on the same row on both sleeves at once easier than if you work the sleeves separately - even if you keep copious notes and use a row counter. I think this has something to do with the fact that we don't knit in a vacuum, real life continues all around us and it's easy to get distracted. By knitting two sleeves at once, if I'm distracted and forget to increase on one row, I can put the increase on the next row (if I don't want to go back) and both sleeves are still perfectly identical. I use this same technique for fronts of cardi's (when they aren't knit in one piece with the back), as well as neck and shoulder shaping. It's so much easier to remember what you're doing if you do it to both sides at once.

Tomorrow, I will show you gauge swatches! Try to control your excitement.



Blogger MezzoDiva said...

Ugh! Poor you! Sorry that you're suffering. It's awful when you're so laid up with the bug that you can't even knit. Somewhere in the middle of the viral misery, there comes a point when I just want it to be over - and either way will do just fine, thank you. I always figure I've turned the corner and I'm on the mend when I actually want to live :)

Get well!

P.S. Try a fresh ginger and honey infusion (mash up grated ginger root, steep in hot water, strain it and add honey to taste). It helps anything from respiratory to stomach ailments.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I hope you're feeling better soon. I had the same thing a month ago and still have a wee bit of a lingering cough, but I survived. It's just so sad we can't knit when we are like this.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Lissette said...

I can totally relate to "evil viral" entities. I've had a cold, and am currently suffering with a sinus infection that even antibiotics is not curing. I hope you start feeling better soon.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

And I thought I was the only one who cheats with increases, lol...ciao

6:48 PM  
Blogger JoyB said...

Ok you convinced me LOl Too bad you don't get a commission on these! I just went to the site and was able to find an online store that had the last of the pattern books for the Spring Drops patterns ( I know I can get them free but I wanted all of them LOL) So I am going to be watching my mailbox and will order the yarn. I love their stuff. Yours is gorgeous. Thask so mucvh for posting it!! Hugs. JoyB

1:30 PM  

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