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…

From Flag

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??

From Flag

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!!)

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  1. JulesM
    JulesM January 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm |

    Hooray! Keep going on it, it looks terrific. I was just on a blog this morning and saw this pic of a gal wearing it: http://helenemagnusson.blogspot.com/2010/12/ssnow.html
    Happy New Year–can’t wait to see what you tackle next.

  2. Terri (terdotty on rav)
    Terri (terdotty on rav) January 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm |

    Intriguing! Look forward to seeing the fo and being nosy also wondering what you purchased in the sales?! I indulged a wee bit, ahem, largely due to JLewis vouchers which were burning a hole in my pocket, followed by a visit to Liberty’s, so c’mon, fess up, make me feel better!

  3. josiekitten
    josiekitten January 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm |

    Oh it’ll be so worth it when it’s done! Happy New Year to you!

  4. Jo
    Jo January 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm |

    It’ll be wonderful when it’s finished and so worth carrying on with. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve bought in the sales.

  5. pip
    pip January 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm |

    It looks great… not much left to do! Happy New Year 🙂

    SNOOPYDOG January 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm |

    Happy New Year to you! Looks like I need to pop in again tomorrow night, to see what you bought in the sales! I’ll need cheering up after a first day back in the classroom. Ros

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