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Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Secret is Out!!

Secret of the Stole ii has begun. Hint #1 was released yesterday & already some people have completed all 54 rows. Geez.... This is my first lace project, so needless to say - it's going very S-L-O-W-L-Y... However, I made it through 10 rows this morning. Take a look...
I was feeling pretty good until I read today's digest for SOSii. Someone had mentioned how they were confusing a SSK with the s1k1psso, so they ripped back 13 rows several times. Ahhh - I thought to myself, "Self - where was there a s1k1psso? I sailed through 10 rows without any problems." Then - I went back & looked at the minuscule print of the pattern (I MUST enlarge it for Hint #2!) - well, sho' nuf - the 2nd half of the row calls for a s1k1psso decrease, & I just kept on K2tog. Argh - why do the symbols have to be so darned similar? Well - I'll tell you what. I'm NOT ripping back - I only really messed up on 2 rows. I figure it shouldn't show too much & really - who's going to be looking that closely? So - I've written a big ole note to myself reminding me that on the 2nd half of the row, I'm decreasing a different direction. Should be good enough I reckon & then the decreases will lean the correct way.

Live and learn... In other knitting news, I've been moving along on my knit-o-lutions to knit a sweater. Here's the almost completed back for "Not Your Average Sweatshirt, Take Two" from the book "Yarn Girls, Beyond the Basics". It's a pretty quick knit without being terribly dull. A little cable every so many rows to keep you interested. I've decreased for the shoulders already (I think the edge isn't very pretty, but Margaret assured me it won't show when I finally seam the pieces together). Here it is:



Oops - that last photo is a little washed out. Oh well. The yarn is Classic Elite - Dutchess. I ordered the yarn online & thought I was ordering a pale green. The actual color is a bit brighter than I'd hoped for, but it's beginning to grow on me (like moss, eh?).

Well - must run. It's Ski - Soccer - Saturday. That means we're up & off to Cross-Country ski for an hour & a half for Junior Nordic in the morning & then off to coach the boys' soccer games this evening. Somewhere in between I have to find time to eat, do laundry, perhaps vacuum, and do some knitting. Of course - not necessarily in that order. :0)

Happy Day - Ciao!

9 comments:

Courtney said...

I think the stole will be fine, I wouldnt worry either :-) The sweater is coming out really nice :-)

Mags said...

I like the stole so far! The yarn is really pretty! And I SWEAR that the edges for the shoulders won't show once you sew the arms on! If I'm wrong then I'll buy you some sock yarn of your choice - that's how confident I am! ;0)

Holly Jo said...

Say it with me - lifelines. I forgot about them - going to use them myself for my lace project. :)

I can't believe how much you have knit on that sweater! The color is very cheery and will that much nicer come late February when we are dying for a color other than white. :)

kimberly said...

I think it will be fine too. I actually did the same thing (did k2tog on both sides) before deciding to rip back because of another mistake. Great sweater too!

Lisa W. said...

GRRRReat job on the sweater...hmmm...i don't know on the secret of the stole about the mirrored decreases...it probably won't matter since it's a stole and thus a rectangle...great colors for both projects...where are folks meeting up next Friday?

Nautical Knitter said...

Great start on your stole! Learning something new is always a little painful, but hey, now you are a tiny bit wiser. LOL

Congrats on your progress, looks great!

tiennie said...

I knit that sweater with that yarn too and it finishes very nicely. My sister loves it. I do like that green!

pat said...

I wanted to play along on SOS 2, but have decided I absolutely cannot have more than 1 shawl/stole on my needles at one time! SO....I'll enviously watch yours grow!
(very pretty so far!)

Gammy aka Peggy said...

you know what? I kinda wish you hadn't left a comment on my blog. I think I've done the ssk wrong, I've been s1 s1 knit together. But, hey, if I do the same thing throughout the entire project it should be fine. Right???????