Closer by the Day

October 21, 2004

This has been a difficult week for progress. My main purpose in life right now is supposed to be finding a job, which has been going slowly. I have quite the list of places to apply, but only one resume out. However, all of my non-main-purposes have been going well: the Red Sox (woohoo! I believe!), baking things out of the bananas in the kitchen, the fish tank, Rogue. So, I think I'm going to focus on the positives instead of whining about the negative. Here are the Rogue sleeves that I worked on during games 3-7:

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Amazingly, the stitches are pretty uniform. I feel like they should go in waves of looser-to-tighter ("oh, they're in extra innings again") -- the baseball & knitting equivalent of tree rings.

I've never knit two sleeves, mittens, etc on the same needle before. It makes counting so much easier!! Thanks to the many eastside stitchers that suggested it. The going feels slightly slower but I'm definitely a fan.

Right now the sleeves have a vicious curl at the bottom -- luckily sewing should take care of the worst of it. :-)

Also, I have to share the new trick I learned from Needles On Fire in her 10/13/04 "Progress Every Day" post: she wrote about how to make M1 either right or left slanting, and wow! I love it. You can see the bottom 4 increases on the right sides of the cabled triangle are *very* visible. The top four are so much neater. If I was feeling more type A this week, I would have torn down to my old increases and replaced them. As is, I'm just going to leave them in for contrast, so that I can appreciate how much I've learned. :-P


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