I finally finished a “gift” scarf—that is a project I was making to destash and have gifts on hand on Tuesday night while watching the Olympics. It uses some Cherry Tree Hill Fun Fur (two strands of purple, one of blue held together) in garter stitch. Not really original but it did the job.
I’m particularly happy that I was making a gift for someone unknown (I don’t know who will end up receiving it), rather than setting out to use this yarn with a loftier purpose. Franks, the yarn sheds. And maybe I’m becomming more of a yarn snob, but it doesn’t feel all that great in the hands. It was tolerable enough to complete this project but not something I want to keep around. Of course, it’s not the yarn’s fault. It can’t help being fun fur. I have a little leftover which I’ll turn into a hat.
I haven’t been actually talking about my knits for some time now, even though I’ve been getting quite a bit down. I thought that wasn’t very fair to you, dear reader, so here’s more.
Finishing was in the cards this weekend (well, sort of). I made a lot of headway on the Ribby Cardi this past weekend: finishing the first sleeve, starting and finishing the second, seaming the sleeves to the body of the sweater, picking up and binding off the neckline, picking up and completing the side bands (where the zipper will lie). I even whip stitched all of the seams. Luckily because I followed Not Martha’s advice and knitted the body as one piece and the sleeves in the round, I only had the armhole seams and the neckline to do.
After thinking about it for awhile, I don’t particularly like the seed stitch bands. I’m opting for Not Martha’s idea of using an attached i-cord. This means I’ll be taking out the seed stitch bands and adding that. No biggie.
Next steps include:
- Measure cardigan length for zipper
- Order zipper (I’m going with a snow white zipper)
- Rip out seed stitch bands
- Attach i-cord edging
- Block sweater
- Sew in zipper
- Add zipper ribbon detail
- Make zipper pull and attach
- Wear with pride