When last I posted, I was feverishly trying to knit a sweater for my son before Christmas. I didn’t quite make it; I was a sleeve short. But happily, I finished it before the New Year and before he goes back to Portland for college. Most important, he said — and I quote — “I like it.” What more could I ask?
I was asked how I repaired the mistake I had made while knitting the body (see post here and scroll down). What I did, as you can see from the photos below, was to isolate the area with the mistake and then unravel those stitches down to the row where I had made an error. Each loose line of yarn you see represents one row of unraveled knitting. I then “reknit” each of the rows to get back to where I had been. It’s the same thing you would do if you had made a mistake with one stitch. Unfortunately, my error spanned several stitches and required me to re-create traveling stitches because of the cable that I had to undo. So it was more complicated than doing the same thing on plain knitting, but the principle is the same.
I also knit a hat as a Christmas gift for my daughter. The pattern is called Let It Snow; it was published in Twist Collective. I knit it out of Elsebeth Lavold’s Angora, which I had in my stash. (I still have enough in my stash to knit about ten more.) The hat is adorable, and I loved the bit of fuzziness from the angora yarn. Here are some progress shots featuring a model who shall rename nameless.
Finally, here’s a photograph of my daughter wearing it. Out in public! Spontaneously! Again, what more could I ask?