and after all that…
My first contribution to Project Spectrum is of the string-and-sticks variety after all.
This is, of course, my February Lady sweater… after ripping and restarting 3 times, I finally feel comfortable enough with the progress to show a WIP shot. So, what was the problem? The goshdarned raglan increases. I started doing the M1s as written, and thought they looked sloppy, so I ripped. Started over, did K1fb instead; that was better, but looked funny in garter stitch, so I ripped. Briefly tried the M1s again, thinking I must have done them wrong, but no – still sloppy. So now I’m doing YO increases instead. Much easier, much more consistent… and much, much looser. I’m a little concerned about how this is going to affect the fit, both in terms of the circumference and the fact that I’ve lost some much-needed structural strength at the “seams”, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m compensating by knitting the smallest size. I typically like my sweaters with several inches of negative ease anyway (and the XXS gives me 0″ of that as it is).
So yes, as much as I’m really excited about exploring new techniques and crafts for this round of PS, until I’m done traveling, I suppose I’ll be sticking with the tried-and-true.