I've been consumed with knitting a sweater ..... a very small sweater ..... that is taking sooooo much time!!!! I'm using a pattern developed for the Effner 13" Little Darlings - I had hopes that their torsos would not be that much different than the 10" bodies and that I could squeak on through without modifying the pattern. Nope.
That theory fell by the wayside once I put in the shoulder seams - the body of the sweater was too long for the 10"ers. So I started over with a different yarn, making the length from the base of the cross-over collar to the shoulder seam shorter (since I didn't want to break into the obvious double diamond pattern in the center front). Hopefully this will still allow for the very attractive collar... Starting over has also allowed me to abandon the out-of-control mistakes I made in the four areas of cables!!!
So far I've managed to keep all four cables under control and parallel to each other!! I made a couple of mistakes in the double diamonds, but not as badly as I did on the first try. The BIG news is that I have actually successfully corrected several mistakes as I've gone along!!! Why this is big news is because previous to this I've been abysmal at taking out stitches and getting them back on the needles again, so correcting mistakes was almost impossible for me!!! I've even been backing out of sequences within a cable cross-over!!! Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks!!!!!! R.
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