One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Back on Track

August 12th, 2008 · 6 Comments

It appears the little derailment in Ballerina I had yesterday was short term. Much like this one that futzed up my train line. Fortunately the derailment was beyond my station so my actual commute wasn’t really affected.¬† They were stopping trains east of the problem and busing folks west where they’d take another train.¬† Yuck.¬† NJTransit spammed my text alert system with multiple notifications of the situation. Nice that it works! Didn’t get the stupid messages when I had the Mogul on Sprint. So far AT&T is stellar not to mention the iPhone itself is worlds cooler 😉 Made even cooler when I found eReader available for it in the AppStore for free. I’ve been an eReader user for years now and installed that free sucker without hesitation. Downloaded a few books from my library and I’m rarin’ to go. LOVE IT. Anyway… Ballerina is back on track now too:

You can see the raglan “seam” shaping up nicely. Upon closer look, I’m awfully close to finishing this sleeve business and getting on with the back:

The eagle eyed might notice that the stitch count doesn’t match again between the top and bottom needles.¬† Well, there’s a good reason for that.¬† I changed my mind about the whole three-needle bind off.¬† I was doing it right but examined the resulting seam after a couple of reductions.¬† I didn’t like it.¬† I moved to the bind off as called for in the pattern.¬† What do I plan to do with the other side?¬† Take a length of the yarn, splice it to the end where I cast on those stitches and simply bind them off.¬† I’ll sew the remaining seam and should be able to clean up the weirdness.

Is everyone bored of this sweater by now?¬† Are ya’ll hoping I’ll move onto some more interesting yet faster project soon?¬† Just so many ways for me to show acres of garter stitch on 3mm needles.


Craft on!

Tags: Ballerina

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ida // Aug 12, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I really like the sweater.

  • 2 On a limb with Claudia // Aug 12, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    This is gorgeous! good for you for hanging in there. I tend to get frustrated then quit.

  • 3 Kelli // Aug 12, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I like the post…the knitter gets into trouble and then cleverly gets out of it…it’s like watching MacGyver. ~ksp

  • 4 Opal // Aug 12, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    I agree with Kelli, I love it when someone pulls a knitting MacGyver. 😉

  • 5 Kim // Aug 12, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    MacGyver! Is that David Hasselhoff? I’d need a bionic eye (not just an eagle eye) to see that the stitch count was off. I’m not tired of Ballerina. More more.

  • 6 JessaLu // Aug 13, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    I want to see the sweater done – no boredom here. ;o)