I didn’t quite finish on time.
That’s a pity, but I just couldn’t make it for several reasons, one of them being that, although I can breathe freely again (yay!), I still have a sore throat and a cough that won’t go away. I have decided to give it this weekend – if it isn’t gone by then, I’ll go to the doctor’s. Because of this (and because I haven’t slept well during the last few days), I didn’t join Philipp at his department’s annual Christmas get-together, but am sitting on the couch, drinking tea, reading and knitting a bit.
I would like to thank everyone of you so much for your input on the cardigan!! I really pondered adding the yellow – but in the end, I went with your suggestions about keeping it about the two colours and I’m glad I did. There is enough action going on with the stripes and the yellow would have been too much.
Knitting the sleeves is a bit of a drag at the moment – I don’t like to pick up stitches for the arms, because of the holes and I don’t like adding new yarn for the same reason. Surely there is a nifty trick for avoiding those holes (except for my method, which is to pull like mad on the tail of the yarn), but I haven’t come across it yet. So far, I am knitting the underarm stitch through the back loop in every second row and it seems to work out.
It bugs me don’t like that I couldn’t meet the deadline for the cardigan, but yesterday evening, when it became clear that I still had to knit two sleeves and the ribbing for the front, I simply had to accept my defeat. That bugs me, but on the other hand, I simply wasn’t willing to lose more sleep over it (as I said before, I am not the person to pull an allnighter and never have been), so I decided to let it go and finish it properly instead of presenting a half-finished sweater (yes, I considered that briefly).
Did I tell you that I love to watch Let’sPlays while knitting? This cardigan has seen lots of episodes of Nintendo’s “Metroid” – mostly by LookslikeLink, a German Let’s Player. Let’s hope that Little C. grows into as strong a woman as the serie’s protagonist, Samus Aran, is! 😉
Take care, friends! I’ll be back soon!