Sunday, February 28, 2010
Knitting Olympics: DNF
My sweater is actually a tad longer, but not much. I still have one more skein after the current skein is finished, to use on the body, which leaves me 3 skeins for the sleeves. I'm actually going to move to the sleeves when I finish the current skein because I always shorten my sleeves by 3 inches. (I have VERY short arms, and do this on all sweaters). Then I can use the rest of the yarn to get a longer sweater since I don't like short sweaters. I'm just hoping this will fit.
So I guess I'm a slower knitter than I thought. It takes me about an hour to do 4 lace rows. It's a very easy lace pattern, but they are long rows (almost 400 stitches). And despite the fact that it's a quickly memorized pattern, I still make mistakes and find I lost a yarn over, or put it in the wrong place.
It's okay that I won't make the finish in time. I've been enjoying the process and that's what counts.