Friends, my math has failed me. I finished one sleeve but it’s a good 3” too long. Oops! This is not a fine example of photography (or styling) but you get the idea. Luckily, this is a top down design, so I can just rip back. I could:
- Just turn up the cuff and call it done
- Rip back the cuff about 3” and bind off again
- Rip back the sleeve about 9” and start the 6” cuff again
After a bit of mulling, I’ve decided to take route #3.
I’m still not sure if I knit this to the best size. I think it might be kind of big in the body, and I think maybe I should have put the waist detail a little higher. But it’s all about the learning, right?
While we were taking photos, S1 said “you know you have some big holes in the back, right?” WHAT?!?? She said, “yeah, you know, like missing stitches.” Minor panic. I told her to photograph the holes. Here is what she got:Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, that is just where I changed balls and haven’t woven in the ends yet. No big deal. But she got my blood pumping for a few minutes there. I do like how this yarn looks knit up. So pretty in stockinette, and so pretty with the small slipped stitch detail. And see how the slipped stitches happen on both sides of the neck band? Nice touch.
I’m briefly turning my attention to the minion hats because my little minions are clamoring for them. But I will get back to Vodka Gimlet as soon as possible.