Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The sum is greater than the parts

Well, at least, the parts are done. Now I just have to put them all together. That should happen this week sometime.

I don't enjoy the finishing part of sweater knitting. I can do it but I don't like it. I saved myself a few ends to be woven in. I used spit splicing whenever I could with this yarn. It's a single ply wool and the splicing, which I've never used before, seemed to work really well.

I'm working a few days this week at Skein, the shop where I worked before I went to A Stitch in Time. I'll only be there from 11 to 5 for the next three days and then one day next week. So if you're in the area, stop and say hello.

New yarn has begun to arrive at A Stitch in Time. Some Kureyon and Silk Garden. Lots of Debbie Bliss, even some Sirdar Baby Bamboo. And yesterday I discovered that there's also some lace weight Malabrigo. And there's more to come!


Bess said...

Oh Larry! Is this the aran sweater you started back in 2004? The same time I started one? Sigh.
well you are inspiring me to dig out BriccaTheAran.

wonder where she is?

I'd say you're on the home stretch.

mehitabel said...

How lovely to get to that point of a sweater! I must not like the finishing much--my poor MOTW is sitting waiting to be seamed, just needs that and a neckband and some blocking to be done. I have another sweater (a wool MOTW) that just needs buttons. And my CPH needs its shoulders seamed before I can knit up the hood. So close, and yet soooo far!
And I got some laceweight Malabrigo (at Webs, last time I was in Mass.) and I lurve it--soft and sturdy and the colors are amazing. Hope it will sell well for SIT!