I *heart* long weekends
Posted by Amber on November 26, 2006
SuperSecret had to be put on hold for the weekend – since my mom was visiting I didn’t want her to get a sneak peak. Although there was a brief “Close your eyes! Keep them closed!” moment, since I wanted to make sure it was on track to fit correctly.
So instead of working on SuperSecret, I started my [Sort of] Samus. Sort of because the gauge is very different, and so I’m making some changes to size, and arm shape – I figured if I was redoing the math in other places, why not redo the math for raglan sleeves instead of set in, since I prefer raglans. I also changed the sleeve detail and worked it with a provisional cast on, and then grafted the edges together to make a seamless sleeve. It isn’t quite the look I was expecting, but if I’d thought for a minute before grafting I’d have known that. It’s still a perfectly lovely edge.
The yarn is Chester Farms 2-ply worsted, in heathered purple. I’m loving how squishy it is, and how nice and firm the finished material is. And who knew sinusitis could be beneficial? Amber mentioned she didn’t enjoy working with the yarn because it has a distinctive barnyard-y smell, but I haven’t been able to smell anything for weeks, so it isn’t bothering me (I do recall the smell when I bought it, so I’m sure my yarn smells funny too). The vegetable matter (bits of straw) are a little bothersome, but that’s mostly my compulsive tendency to pick at things.
Of course, now SortOfSamus goes back into the closet, so I can finish up Super Secret. Samus probably won’t see the light of day again until after finals, and probably close to Giftmas.
In other news, I unraveled my lace-panel sleeved sweater. I’m not sure it ever even had a picture taken to prove I started. But I didn’t like how the neck turned out — too high and narrow. Next time it will have a much wider and deeper V-neck.