Wednesday, October 20, 2010
One of the bloggers I follow does a Work-in-Progress Wednesday, and I totally swiped her idea. I didn't want to outright plagiarize her, so I am calling it Wipnesday. I've been plagiarized before, in college, and it is a sucky feeling. You can find her here ... she makes much faster progress on her WIPs than I do!
Above is the half-finished Bountiful Bohus sweater from More Big Girl Knits. I have just started the first sleeve. It's to be steeked ... I am terribly nervous about that! I'd appreciate any tips/advice. Like, "Never cut a steek while drunk!" That sort of thing. I'm going to make it with full sleeves rather than 3/4, I think. I've been making great progress on it -- I started it 10 days ago. Of course, I haven't been getting much else done, and I really need to be working on my classwork and maybe clean the house up a bit, but I just have this irresistible compulsion to work on the Bohus.
Here's a big mistake. How could something so pretty be a mistake? Well, I'll tell you. Because the maroony shade is hand-wash-lay-flat-to-dry Patons wool, and the green is Vanna's Choice acrylic! ARGH! I'm not sure if it's even worth finishing the pair (the other is half done too). What will happen when the mother of the child I was going to give it to throws it in the dryer? Tragic! The maroon will felt and shrink, pulling the green into the abyss. Perhaps I should just start over. And pay better attention when groping for yarn in a dark drawer in a dark room.