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February 17, 2007

From Susan — Thanks for the Comments…

Filed under: Oregon Cardigan — lv2knit @ 10:37 am

…on my Oregon Sleeve excitement.  Some of you may have wondered why I needed to figure any of this out — doesn’t the pattern lay it all out for you?  It should and Alice does.  She will instruct you to start the armhole steek on Round #x and pick up the sleeve with a certain color to do the patterning.

The problem is if you need to adjust the pattern OR if you are even fussier than AS herself and have a particular way you want it to lay out.  I needed to add 3.5″ to the sleeve length (which I hope is enough, but will also rely on blocking).  Also, AS did not line up the sleeve stripes.  If you don’t start the sleeve at the same round as the body ended, the stripes will not line up.  This may not matter to everyone, but I thought, if I can do it the “right” way, why not? 

I did not get anything done last night — I went to bed before 10 pm and got up after 8 am.  I was so frickin’ tired!  Today I may do a bit more or start something new.  Sometimes the sheer effort of starting a new project will keep me plugging away at the old, boring and familiar.


  1. I’m very very picky, as well. If you’re going to do something, do it right, I say! *g*

    Comment by Romi — February 17, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

  2. You have to do what makes you happy! Can’t wait to see it!

    Comment by Carol — February 17, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

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