I was really hoping to wear my new sweater to Guild tonight. I knit on it during the boys’ nap on Friday (we were home ‘cus the daycare was closed). I knit on it on Saturday while hanging out at Colette’s while Maaike learned how to use her new loom. I knit on it on Sunday while watching No Strings Attached with Yannick, and I knit on it all day yesterday while catching up on Alcatraz, Once Upon A Time, CSI and New Girl. At 11:30pm I was forced to admit that unless I were to take today off from work (not an option), I would not be wearing a new sweater (or at least, one that *I* knit) tonight.
The front is complete. It’s got the live sts from the whole sleeve length, front neck, and other sleeve all on one needle which is why it looks all bunched.
The back is about 17 rows away from starting to finish the sleeves.
I’m keeping the arm/shoulder sts live instead of binding them off, stair-step fashion, as per the pattern. Instead I will graft them later. I’m also going to graft the underside of the sleeves after I seam the body (which was supposed to be seamless).
Then I’ll have the neck ribbing to do, and I’ll probably add at least an inch of ribbed cuff to the sleeves to give them a more finished look.
I would have had an extra hour of knitting time last night, but I took a break and after Yannick installed them, together we filled in:
My Nail Polish Racks! 😀
They arrived! They were my Valentine’s Day/upcoming birthday present from Yannick, and I’m so happy! The racks are clear but he bought some white…um…stuff (a hard non-porous material they make cutting boards out of) and had it cut to size to put behind them, partially to make the polish stand out, and also for support, ‘cus the pre-drilled holes in the racks didn’t align with where our studs are, and I’m not putting glass bottles on the wall if they’re not secure! 😛