I spent a few hours last night working on this sweater.
- Long-tail (or double) cast-on. (J, this is when you set up your first row of stitches on the needle)
- The long-tail cast-on is awesome. Very quick and easy. Casting on 232 stitches using this method took me about 20 minutes, as opposed to 45+ minutes using the knitted cast-on method. Sweet.
- It's also stretchy.
- Beer helps.
Sorry, this one is going to be boring as hell. I'm doing miles of stockinette (stocking) stitch right now, and I'm pretty good at that. Barring total stupidity, or drunken knitting or something, I think I'll be able to get through the rest of the main portion of the sweater without incident. Things might get dicey when I start picking up stitches for the collar.
I KNOW! The drama! I have you all biting your fingernails and sitting on the very edges of your seats in breathless anticipation of my next screw-up. Will she make it? Can she possible pick up 200+ stitches successfully? How many times will she have to rip out?
I'm gonna start tomorrow. WOO!
No photos today. Sorry. :(
I will leave you with a link to my WTF moment for today at It's Lovely, I'll Take It!