Thursday, November 09, 2006

Christmas Cardigan Continues...

The light over the kitchen table is not very yarn-friendly but it was the only place I could think of to lay out the back of the cardigan for a photo-shoot. Obviously, shaping has not been an issue here. The Mission Falls 1824 has been really lovely to work with although it doesn't take a Russian Join as nicely as I would like.
The major challenge has been remembering where the moss-stitch creeps in between the cables and where the pattern leaves it smooth. I've had to re-stitch a few columns along the way. The boy's run off to New York City for a week so I'm glad I finished this piece before he left so that I have something to work the left and right fronts against. I've been measuring against him every 20 rows or so and the length he likes is about two and a half inches shorter than the pattern calls for. Need to stay alert for the neck shaping on the front, I guess.
The cabling's been giving my left hand some problems. I'm really hoping that it isn't a sign of CTS but I've been getting numb spells and cold streaks every once in a while. I won't give up the knitting but I may need to be more careful while working at the library...

4 comments:

Amelia said...

Look after that hand! We can't have you unable to knit... The cardigan looks lovely.

Divinity said...

Thanks! I've been taking breaks from the cabling and working on simpler patterns in between. Hence the handbag.

alltangledup said...

have you thought about using the hand-eze gloves to give you a bit of support when cabling? the sweater looks lovely .. you are a sait to work it in black.

Divinity said...

Puh-leeze! It's charcoal :) I'll check out the hand-eze gloves. Are they finger-less?