The bag: ( taken a few days ago. Now the handles are nearly done):
The Cardi (as of today):
And now for the best bit:
Here you can see one of the two new steeks where I will cut to form the armscyes, picking up stitches and knitting the sleeves down to the cuffs. These steeks are already over two inches long, but I like a deep sleeve, so there is still a way to go.
The good thing about making the cuffs last is that when they begin to fray you can either unravel or cut them off, pick up the stitches again and knit new cuffs!! Neat, eh?
I’m glad this is an acrylic ‘sampler’ on which I am practising several new things at once (did I ever tell you that among my various faults is an overwhelming urge to complicate everything? I’m sure you would never have guessed . . .
But I resisted the urge after I designed a cool pair of sleeves that would be knit as a single horizontal piece, from the centre out, then attached to the body to form a sort of yoke . . . it wouldn’t be too hard to do for a pull-over, but on a cardi . . . neck, front and bottom steeks . . . Talk about counting!
I might try that sometime on a child’s pull-over, though . . . or on one for a doll . . .
Where I sit and knit at my Aunty’s. This was Mum’s recliner that she gave to my cousin when one of my brothers moved in with us while we were still living at the house. We both loved the dark forest green. That brightness in the centre is the morning sun at 9:30 am, now rising quite south of east.
To the right is the end of the futon couch where I sleep (or type posts and comments when I am awake in the wee hours . . . ) 😉