Saturday, September 8, 2007
Ram-niss' pup tent is almost done. He tried it on a few days ago and it is fitting perfectly. God bless, Elizabeth Zimmerman! Her percentage system worked for my Creme Saver sweater and this one. I am finishing the hem on the collar, using a softer contrasting yarn for the inside band. My intent is that it not be scratchy along his neck. I have to knit bands for the zipper and hem the sleeves. On this project there are a few new things I am learning on this project. One is the zipper - though that doesn't intimidate me. Knitting underarm gussets does have me breaking out in a bit of a sweat. Many books talk about them as well as websites, but I can't find specific instructions on how to do it. (Sock gussets, yes. Underarm gussets, no.) I have an idea I am going to try, though I will not take out the yarn holding my live stitches till after I know it will work.
St. Brigid will be going with Ram-niss and me to Boston. There will be plenty of time on the train. I will not need to have other projects along. There is little chance that it will be finished on this trip. I will be taking a sock for mindless knitting. That may actually be completed.
T's backpack is almost done. Still haven't felted her lunch bag. I told her that she is to be surprised at Christmas when she finally gets her backpack. :-)