Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Graduation...and Sleeve!

I graduated from law school on Sunday evening and had to wear a dorky hat. Here is a picture of M and me in our dorky hats with our giant diplomas.

I can't figure out how to thank the person (Elan) who commented on my last post, so I am thanking you here! It does feel amazing to have that part done with and accomplished. I am much more proud of M who is the first lawyer in his immediate family.

Here is the sleeve I am working on for Tempting. (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTtempting.html)

This is the second time I have cast this sleeve on, both times in Magic Loop. (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/) I had never done magic loop before, but it appealed to me more than using dpn's, less needles to keep track of and less spots between the needles to get loose stitches. I do like how this second time is working out. I frogged the first attempt because it was not as tight and nice as I wanted it. The sleeve also seemed too large. My size called for 60 stitches and trying it on around my arm it became apparent that it was too large even for my upper arm. Since I am modifying the sleeves to make them longer, they will hit the skinnier part of my arm as well, and I want the sleeves to be tight on my arms, not tight, but form fitting. 60 stitches was too many. I therefore cast on this time with 52. I think it will be just right. I can also get 1 more row for every 6.5 rows I would have otherwise gotten out of each one ball I have for the sleeves because there are 8 less stitches every row. I think this is going to turn out nicely. I have another long cord for the next sleeve, so I can just switch the needles to that cord with the Options when I am done with this one. Yay for the Options. (http://www.knitpicks.com/Options+Knitting+Needle+Cables_NDKPCables.html)

Speaking of KP needles, the good folks over at KP came out with more of their classic circular needles, those with more fixed cords and needles in all sorts of sizes and 16 inch cords! Tada! They answered the demand for them and I think I might get some in the sizes I use the most, i.e. 6-8.

Here is that link. http://www.knitpicks.com/Classic+Circular+Knitting+Needles_NDKPFixedCables.html

1 comment:

She'saCraftyOne said...

Congrats! You must be so proud!!!