Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Owl Sweater: aaaaalmost done!

(this is a test post from my phone: hope the pics work!)

This Owl sweater has taken FORever: the gauge on my yarn was quite small, and I had to knit the directions for the biggest size so as not to make a doll's sweater. Then there was the issue of way-long sleeves, and where to put the owls, all of which involved a lot of frogging!

Now I am down to one little issue: pits! The patterns knits the body in the round and the joins the live stitches of the arms, also knit in the round. This left me with gaping holes, that I'm not quite sure how to close. Matress stitch doesn't seem adequate. So I am on hold..again. This poor thing has been on the needles since last winter!

Oh, and there is the small "nipple issue" that my Omaha girls pointed out: a k2g very inconveniently placed. Not just one but each knitter in turn said "whats going on with your nipples?" when I tried this on. That will have to be smoothed out somehow!

1 comment:

  1. Very cute jumper - didn't notice the nipple thing til you pointed it out :)

    By the way, I'm glad to hear someone else agrees with me re; the slippery slope!