Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Taking a second stab at it

Remember this? My attempt to make Twist Collective's Maire Riding Jacket for NKD - three years ago!

Well, as this was the summer of finishing things off, I eventually worked my way down to this unfinished object. I read a bit on Ravelry about other people's experiences, and reassured that I was not alone in my gauge problems, set off again.



I have finished both sleeves and they fit the recipient.

Having achieved what amounted to a running start, I then took on the body of the piece. The beginning (bottom) was all the fiddly patterned bit and was quite interesting. But now I am working my way up through the waist shaping, and things are getting a tad snoozy. I may need to find a short project, as a sort of palette cleanser between courses.

Meanwhile, I continue to be mildly amused by the attached Icord, which on one side of the fabric I am executing BACKWARDS. On the purl side. I didn't even know this was possible, and on the first few rows it was a complete leap of faith that the thing they were telling me to do would actually result in Icord. See that? Matching Icord on both edges. Magic.