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Bloom Progress Update # 1

May 29, 2005

Gratuitous Progress shot:

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I estimate I'm about a quarter of the way through this piece. So 1/8 of the whole thing. The great thing about it being knit sideways is it will be extremely easy to tell how I am progressing with my yarn. It will be really easy to identify when I am halfway through the first piece and therefore 1/4 of the way through my yarn requirement. I am making the largest size that calls for four balls, but have lengthened by five stitches and will add 8 rows in the middle, so between that and the fact that most peeps seem to have used more yarn anyway, I'll need that fifth ball.

So far there's been a minor mistake with an increase made at the wrong end, I didn't fix this though and will just live with it. I am using knit front and back and purl front and back increases instead of Make one increases as I don't quite have the hang of them and sometimes leave a whole. Before my next project I'll swatch and learn it, but for this one I'm happy with my kfbs and pfbs that I know so well from clapotis 1 and clapotis 2.

But the most important thing is that this is my first time with wrap and turn (which is short row shaping I believe). I had no problems following the directions given, had my knitters book of finishing techniques out and ready but did not need it. It took me quite a while to do (this is the shouldery bit) and I watched the 2hr lost season finale while I did it.

Posted by lee_taylor at May 29, 2005 12:31 PM