Tinking Thursday

Tonight I will be sitting down with my FLS and begin the long arduous process of tinking back 5 freakin’ rows of lace pattern so that I can knit down 1 more pattern repeat (possibly 2) and then separate the sleeves and make the armholes.

Last night with the assistance of my friend Karen I put the sweater on some scrap yarn and tried it on to see how it was going. Let’s just say I’m glad I did this last night and not a week from now. I tried it on. It fits except the armholes are a bit snug and a bit high. So I’m going to tink back some and fix the problem. Karen is so patient with her knitting, she goes “oh this will be no problem!” I wish I had that. I really do. I’m sitting here going “oh crap, how can I possibly mess this up this time…” and “can’t I have 1 project that I don’t spend half the time tinking/frogging/cussing out my work?” Some people have it and I am not one of them.

On another note, last night after work I had to wait for Ryan to pick me up (we’ve been carpooling) so I took a walk to the bar next door and sat down to knit.

Knitting at Barrett's

I took this photo with my phone and it kind of adds a dreamy look to it. I’m nearly to turning the heel on the sock. I had to council a group of sock knitter’s last night at sit and knit as to when I shoudl start the short-row heel. Half the resources on the internet say 1.5 inches from the length of the foot (in this case my foot is 9.25″ long) and the other half say 2 inches. I’m at 2 inches right now. It was decided last night that I should knit for another 1/2 inch or so and see how it looks. So I’m knitting 1/2 more before starting the heel. That’s about 6 rows in this pattern. So not too much longer to go.