Finally, it is blocking. See…
Exciting yes? My worries over it being too small are somewhat calmed. Blocking is magic. Of course, I won’t really know how it fits until I seam. I bought the buttons and ribbon yesterday so I am all ready to put it together. After seaming I need to do the button and neckbands and then put the buttons and roses on. And then I am done. This is not a knit for the lazy or faint of heart. I really don’t know why I choose it. Glad I did…but still wondering.
I do have one beef with Rowan though. For blocking purposes they don’t give enough information on what length every part of the sweater is supposed to be. I know how long and wide overall it should be but how long should the armhole be blocked to? How wide is the neck? Really, I am just winging it. I hope it fits right and if it doesn’t it better not be because I didn’t block it correctly. That’s all I am saying.
This morning Kara and I decided to wind some skeins of yarn. I choose to wind yarns for three of my current knits. Once done it became very obvious what my favorite color is.
I really need to branch out.
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Branch out, shmanch out. Green is good. That’s what I say. I’m… dare I say it? I’m GREEN with envy, that’s what I am, over your luscious green yarn. I AM!
You are branching out – they are different shades of green. 🙂 Nothing wrong with going with lots of green. The sweater pieces look great – looking forward to the finished reveal! 🙂
I like the different shades of green–no need to branch out :).
I can’t wait to see how the sweater looks on you. Crossing fingers that it fits 🙂
Rambling Rose isn’t green! She’s one of MY favorite colors. Can’t wait to see her in action!
Hope your back is doing better. I was thinking about you today.
Wow! I’m so happy that it looks like your Rambling Rose is going to be finished!
green is good. i’m loving green at the moment aswell. rambling rose…how exciting! nearly all done. no advice on the blocking though, i’ve never knit a sweater. i’m sure (fingers crossed) it’ll work out ok. x
It is so perfect for you! May I make a small suggestion that may help you to love it more? Sew a bit of grosgrain ribbon on the inside of the button facings. It will help to stabilize it so it doesn’t gap there in the front.