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September 12, 2005

Houston We Have a Body


I've been forcing myself to knit on this every day. It's not complicated knitting -- it's booooooring knitting.

Saturday evening I finished up the neckline and 3 needle bound-off the shoulders. It looked a little wide so a trial fitting was in order.

I had a small bit of panic because I shortened the length about a three-quarters of an inch to try and account for the cotton stretching out. I also made the sweater about 2 inches wider than most of his sweaters so it would be a little looser and more casual. I was confident both of those choices were good, but major panic ensues when you consider the possibility of having to -- yet again -- frog this most basic of sweaters.

But I'm happy to report that the fitting was a total success!

To keep the momentum going I already have the cuff of one of the sleeves on the needles. I find if I only have a little bit of time that I won't cast on something new. I wanted to make sure I didn't have any excuses for not working on this sweater. I'm doing it on 2 circs to keep the seaming to a minimum.

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Way to trust your instincts! Glad it worked out!

Posted by: Mary Beth | Sep 12, 2005 8:15:36 AM

congrats on finishing the body! it looks really good, i love the colors!

Posted by: kim | Sep 12, 2005 8:20:36 AM

Go! Go! Go! You *will* have it done.

Posted by: Colleen | Sep 12, 2005 8:40:54 AM

oooo, nice yarn!!! and it looks great so far.

Posted by: blossom | Sep 12, 2005 8:53:32 AM

Very nice!

Posted by: megan | Sep 12, 2005 9:28:29 AM

Yay! Keep going, I hope you get it done in time for vacation!

Posted by: Diana | Sep 12, 2005 9:47:38 AM

I always panic slightly after I finish the body of a sweater. The thought that all that work might not actually fit like it's supposed to is frightening! ;) The sweater looks great so far!

Posted by: Shana | Sep 12, 2005 9:50:00 AM

Yay! She's on sleeve island! Go, speed knitter, go! :)

Posted by: Karma | Sep 12, 2005 10:21:56 AM

Wow, that was fast...zoomzoomzoom! Looks great! Go you for not dying of boredom!

(What is it about men's sweaters and boring knitting...)

Posted by: Lee Ann | Sep 12, 2005 11:41:47 AM

Men's sweaters just take longer... no doubt about it. Looks like you are working up pretty quickly though. Glad it fits him so well ;)

Posted by: Lolly | Sep 12, 2005 1:31:50 PM

Is that reverse stockinette? Whenever I do anything in rev st st, I always feel like someone is going to ask me if I sewed the pieces together inside out. Somebody like my pain in the *ss brother...

Posted by: Carol | Sep 12, 2005 8:53:28 PM

I'm glad it fits and you don't have to frog yet again.

Posted by: pioggia | Sep 13, 2005 12:02:58 PM

Chant, "I will get this done before our vacation, I will get this done before our vacation".
Great job so far.

Posted by: Estee | Sep 13, 2005 4:54:26 PM

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