Happy New Year!
You may be wondering how I’m getting on with Flag – after all, I’ve had the Christmas break to knit haven’t I??
The truth is … I’m Flagging (pun intended!) It has gotten so boring!
I’ve finished the fun intasia “flag section” – that was a pleasure to knit and has come out beautifully. The fabric is lovely and is going to drape perfectly.
Then I started on the sleeves and had several false starts.
The sleeves are supposed to be knit in the round on DPNs. I didn’t have and 5mm DPNs so I used a circular and did magic loop (should have just gone and bought the DPNS). Yes, hard as it is to believe there are some sizes of needle I don’t own! 😯
The sleeves are garter stitch which means knit a row then purl a row when knit in the round – not hard huh? I just could not get this right! It was so bloody annoying – I lost track of the start point, did 2 knit rows and generally made a mess.
My solution has been to abandon knitting in the round and do the sleeve flat and sew it up later – nice easy knit every row. I may come to regret that decision as the seam will run up the back of the sleeve – depends how neatly I can join the garter stitch….
Looks like this so far…
The only problem with knitting it flat is that has made it rather dull to knit and I have been avoiding it 🙁
Listen to me whining – I want my cake and eat it.
So, do you want to see the flaggy bit and the progress so far??
I really need to get this finished so I can get on with my new purchases from the sales 😀
(More news on that to come!!)