It was a quiet weekend of rain, more rain, and rain is forecast for the rest of the week. It's cold too, which means I can wear winter sweaters at least another week. It give me more time to get my summer knits completed and ready for warmer weather (if it ever comes). So, I 'knit on' all weekend.
Yes, I will avenge stockinette stitch to the
end. This much maligned stitch is my constant companion, for now. I love the flow of the stitches, one lining up right after the other, and I love the smooth fabric created by these simple stitches. The garments will be simply perfect for summer wear. The NBT
is knit with Calmer. It's fun(ny) to knit with, as it stretches. The stretching made it very weird to work with until I got used to the 'give'. Instead of a name on the front of the 'T', I'm using the Chinese symbol of Love from this Knitty
article on charting a design for intarsia. The front is about half way and, as usual, modifications are being made to fit my 'statuesque' frame. Bossing
the knitting is paramount around here.
So, I bossed around the Eyelet Cardi
, too. Being a 'statuesque' person most of my life I have a couple of hangups. It took me forever to buy 3/4 sleeves and crop pants. These two fashion trends were the things my nightmares
were made of. Every garment I could buy, in my early years, was too short in length. Long sleeves hit three inches up the arm, and pants...well, I wore mostly skirts because all pants looked like 'floods' I do buy these fashionable lengths now and again, but I don't want a closet full. So in the interest of making my Eyelet Cardi 'classic', the sleeves will be full length. I can push them up when I want them shorter. The body will need to be about 2-3" longer than the pattern but that's a usual 'fix' for me. The sleeves are finished and the body, knit in one piece, is up about 6". (The Eyelet Cardi
is much like the Sitcom Chic
and I'm not sure what the differences are.) Stockinette...it's the stitch of the goddess....it IS the process.
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