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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Where did my brain go?

Just a quick post to show you all my progress on the flair jacket. I have to knit for about another inch or two and then I can switch over to the seed stitch border. THEN I can start my sleeves. I’m scared of the sleeves because people keep telling me about how they go on forever however, at the same time I’m super excited.

I have noticed that I apparently have a super long torso because I’ve had to add a bunch of inches onto the bottom of this jacket to get it hit my hip.

I’ve also cast on these mesh gloves (you can download the pattern for free at with Debbie Bliss Pure Silk. My Jane Austen ravelry group is doing another KAL and this time we’re reading Northanger Abbey and we have to knit something gothic. I thought if I knit these little gloves in black they’d work. I was super excited by them and cast on as soon as I got home tonight. I should not have done this. My brain still hasn’t recovered from tax time because I messed up when I joined them in the round everything got all messed up so I’m just going to frog the whole thing and start again on Saturday morning when my brain is up and functioning again. They should knit up quickly so I’m not worried about my time. On a positive note, the yarn is flipping fantastic!

Ok back to the jacket. I really want to finish this thing soon.


Sarah said...

It looks great! I can't believe how much you have done!

After my frantic thong knitting last weekend, I've not picked up any yarn. Well, that and feeling mostly like crap since Saturday.

See you tomorrow?

Queen of the froggers said...

The jacket is looking great!

Brena said...

I love Pure Silk... your gloves are going to be fantastic!

I covet your blue walls.

Code Purl said...

Good luck on ur goals. I find I have to lengthen every sweater I make for myself due to the long torso thing too. Good thing you're working from the top down. Last season the trend in all the stores was long torsoed clothes and now I'm finding everything is made cropped and it makes me crazy!

Eliza said...

I'm glad SOMEONE realizes how long their waist is. For some reason I keep making my sweaters too short. I mean, I've always been tall. Why can't I remember that when i knit?

I love that green. Can't wait to see the finished product!