Nearly done with Lena, but with lots of finishing in front of me. Finishing the shoulders and collar feels like knitting origami.
I think I understand how the shoulder and sleeve are supposed to come together…think being the operative word here.
My hope is that once I start seaming, it will become more obvious. I’m also hoping to finish this today! I’m home from work, as the fibro is acting up. Blargh. About a week ago I started feeling more symptomatic, suspecting I had overdone it a bit with the exercise. Then the weather has been all over the place the last few days, and that’s a huge trigger for me. However, I’m not so bad that I’m fully relegated to bed, so I will have time to devote to Lena.
On the whole, I’m more energetic and able to be more active then I was; the key will be defining my new limits and sticking to them. For instance, no jogging. Ever. Both my hips and the fibro reallllllly didn’t like this 🙂
I’ve been quite monogamous with Lena, not even thinking about casting on another project. Part of the reason is curiosity. I am incredibly curious what this fabric, and the FO, will look like after all the finishing and a wet blocking are complete. I was also worried about running short of yarn, though now near the end I’m feeling confident I will have just enough. We all know that the faster you knit, the more yarn you will have, right?
Have you seen the new Knitty? Called Deep Fall, and the follower to First Fall. I like this idea of skipping a true summer issue in lieu of light and full-on fall issues. And there are some really nice patterns, and a good range of projects. There isn’t anything there I am stopping right this minute to cast on, but there are several patterns I have downloaded to have in the collection for possible future use. So many in fact, that I’m not going to list them all.
One pattern I like that isn’t getting much Ravelry love is Scarlow. Usually, I seem to be in line with Jane Q. Public Knitter, in terms of favorited patterns on Rav. However, I think I would make it much smaller all around, and the collar less ginormous. It just wouldn’t look right on me as written. I think it’s classic, but knitterly and a grand use of color. Which patterns do you like?