Saturday, March 27, 2010

2010 Block-A-Month Crochet-Along, February and March

I forgot to post pictures of the February and March squares; so here they are:
and March
Now I'm just waiting for the April patterns

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Snag

I've run into a new snag with the Kimono. The front band is not working well; the seed stitch section is too wide, and the 1000 Branches stitch section is too narrow. If I continue in pattern as is, the band will be at least 4", which is wider than I'd like, and the 1000 Branches (done in narrow ribbon and supposed to be the focus of the band) will barely show up. So, much as I hate to do it, I'll have to frog back and make the seed stitch section 4 rows instead of 6, and add a row or two to the ribbon section to make it stand out more.
 I'm not looking forward to frogging what amounts to 8 rows of 202 stitches each, but I'll have to grit my teeth and do it, because I'll never be happy with it the way it is. I'm not sure whether I'll tackle it right away, or wait till my guests have come and gone. We'll see. I'll post progress as it occurs.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The End is in Sight

I've finished both sleeves, not easily. I kept having to frog and redo; partly because it wasn't looking right, and partly because I kept making mistakes. This whole project has been fraught with mistakes and revisions; but I think the end results will be worth it. That is, if I can come up with some creative way to add the front band so that it adjusts the fit. It seems a little big, even for a kimono, which is generally large by nature. We'll see what I come up with.

By now, of course, I am really anxious to finish it. I have a week until some friends from back home come to visit. I'd like to be done by then, not so much to show it off, but so I don't have it hanging over my head, waiting till I can squeeze in some knitting time while our guests are here. This doesn't mean I won't be doing any fibercraft while they're here; just not something that consumes my time aand attention as much as this has.