February 12, 2009
I had a bad moment with the right front of this Pearl cardigan: increasing, decreasing, cabling all in one row. Forgot to increase. Reknit. Forgot to decrease while fixing the increases. Reknit. Forgot to cable when I was fixing the decreases, then the increases–ah, whatever. Three strikes is my rule: if I make three screwups in a row, I ditch out for a while.
But I got me mojo back, so I’m looking forward to the relative calm of the sleeves, which are nothing but slanting cables all the way.
Never mind Pearl–I HAVE to show you something that pretty much takes my breath away. It’s Lene’s recently finished Margaret sweater, a design by Mary Neal Meador that appears in our latest book.
Really. Please go take a look at Dances with Wool! I really am bowled over by what she did–it’s fascinating to read her thinking, and to see how she made this pattern her own. So very inspiring.