Everything I learned while designing the Schleppy Sweater.
I suppose on one level that makes it good that I wrote such exhaustive posts about the process.
But do we really want to live through that again?
The plan had been to design the Schleppy Sweater, then plunge right into the Bias Striped V-Neck Shell, and then launch right into one of the complicated cabled ones I want to make.
Then life got busy.
As I couldn't risk loosing all that knowledge, and despite the fact that I already had socks and fingerless mitts on the go, I went ahead and cast on for the BSVNS.
And it's a good thing I did, too.
The first step was typing up my notes into a comprehensible format. Boy howdy, was that trickier than expected. My notes were probably logical at the time, but a few weeks later I was like, "huh?"
I was able to sort them out quickly. I was also able to edit them a little as I typed them up and finally figured out the armhole length issue. Turned out I had to start the V-neck shaping on the same row I finished the initial armhole shaping.
Hopefully the whole thing won't be a train wreck in the end.
You would think that after doing it once you'd know how to do it again, but turns out that isn't the case. I guess that practice stuff is still necessary. sigh.
Four Project Rotation
Now the BSVNS is part of a four project rotation.
The Trellis Mitts, The Blue Static Socks, and the cropped cardigan I'm supposed to be designing for Westport Yarns are the other three.
I can pull this stunt because I was able to acquire Pam's discarded Denise set. hehehe. This was an important step because the BSVNS and the cropped cardigan are both being worked on US5 needles. Much to much of a pain to keep swapping the tips back and forth. Now I'm unstoppable!
Of course, I talk big, but it's not much of a rotation. I keep stalling either on the socks or the shell since they are both fairly mindless.
The cardigan needs swatching and the mitts have that lace pattern. Both require me to pay attention and that has been incompatible with our recent TV watching. A girl has to make choices.
The other thing that's going to be slipping away is my audience if I don't start blogging regularly again!
I'll try to do better. It's just that there aren't enough hours in the day, blah blah.
However the first hurdle, actually getting knitting done about which I can talk, has been jumped, so I should have some fodder for a few days.
Oh dear. Look at the time. I must go bake cookies now!
See? Busy, busy.