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March 7, 2007

From Susan — Another Trip to Oregon

Filed under: Oregon Cardigan — lv2knit @ 12:19 pm

Thanks to all for your congratulatory comments and best wishes AND for registering for the contest.  We will have another reminder next week, but have also provided a link in the upper right hand corner to sign up for the fabulous prize drawings.

Now, back to knitting!

A few days ago, Charm asked for some progress pics of my second sleeve.  I regret that I am unable to comply BECAUSE THE SECOND SLEEVE IS DONE!!!!  No more inch-by-inch pictures as it moves along at a glacial pace!  I worked on it the entire Snow Day (last Friday) and finished all but the ribbing, which I completed last Saturday morning.  I knitted until my arms and shoulders screamed!  Owie! :(

Here is Oregon with TWO SLEEVES!

Oregonwith2sleeves.jpg

Now what, you might ask?  I was thinking that I should just motor along and keep going, but I am so sick and tired of this project, I need to back off for a while.  I will return to it soon, but I just can’t make myself do it today!  I have a small, quick project in mind and if I can get the pattern today, I will start immediately!! 

Eris is going well, also.  I am a smidge away from starting the shirt-tail shaping.  I’ll talk more about our changes to the pattern once that is underway.

In answer to Alison — I am very embarrassed to admit this, but I do not do my two-color fair isle knitting with both hands.  I am a thrower (not a picker) and therefore carry my yarn in my right hand.  I drop the yarn and pick up the second color.  I can do two-handed knitting, but with fair isle I have found that I cannot spread out the just-knit sts as easily (to prevent puckering) AND hold the yarn in both hands at the same time — or chew gum for that matter! ;) 

7 Comments »

  1. WOW! It’s beautiful, I can understand the need to step away for a little bit. Do you carry your yarns in both hands while you knit or do you drop and pick up the color you are using?

    Comment by Alison — March 7, 2007 @ 12:42 pm

  2. It’s beautiful! Is it going to have buttons? And, well, as long as Alison is asking questions, are you a thrower or a picker? 😉

    Comment by Wendy O'C — March 7, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

  3. No need for embarassment- I’m also a thrower, and while I can knit continental, I also drop and pick up, and it’s really fast.
    I also maintain gauge better with my right hand.
    And I’ve done alot of Fair Isle-

    Can we see Eris?

    Comment by Lorraine — March 7, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

  4. You’re in good company ;-)There are quite a few of us who knit, drop, pick up and knit. Ooo, sounds like a drill!

    I like how you changed the neckline!

    Comment by Marina — March 7, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

  5. It’s fabulous. I too, use your method in stranded knitting.

    Comment by Gale — March 8, 2007 @ 9:06 am

  6. Wow! I love everything about it, gorgeous work.

    Comment by Terri Lynn — March 8, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

  7. Wow! It looks great! I definitely prefer your cardigan’s neckline to the standard. Perhaps dropping the yarns and throwing with the same hand helps you maintain more even tension (looks very good to me)? I use the two handed method and think that it’s almost impossible to have both hands knit exactly the same.

    Comment by Charm — March 10, 2007 @ 10:40 pm

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