I picked up stitches around the neck of Kauni, but wasn’t happy with how the collar looked.
The color of the bands was too close to the color of the collar:
As I looked at some of the completed Kaunis that I particularly like (suc as mlqknits, alwayscastingon , cindym , artnitter , yarnharlot , eclaire , tanteull , briagha , uncleleona , and LaurieB ), I realized that a lot of them have a neckband that doesn’t use colors that are in the shoulder area (which would probably fix the problem of the colors being so close they look odd together), and a lot of them have the neckband and the button bands the same. These seem to give the sweater a unified look that I really like.
I think I’m going to be pulling a lot of yarn and going for a purple band with gold purls.
“Hereafter knit 2 sts together on each side of the “cut up” 7 times on every other row to form the neckline.”
I’m taking this to mean that, over 14 rows, one should decrease on every other row for a total of seven stitches decreased. I tried doing seven on one row, with plans to do more on later rows, but didn’t like that look.
I hit the 27″ mark over the weekend, so the Hug is coming along nicely. I even had to wind up the second hank of yarn; I’m almost at the end of the first.
While I had the skeinwinder and nostepinne out, I also wound up a hank of yarn my parents gave me for my thirtieth birthday.
It’s very happy yarn. I’m looking forward to knitting it up.
Well, I haven’t blogged for a while. I wasn’t hit by a car this time, though.
In part, this is because I have been working on the Hug. I’m up to about fifteen inches this time, which puts me about a quarter of the way through.
The main reason, though, aside from the whole work thing that I do when we don’t have snow days, is that I’ve switched the blog’s address. It can now be reached at http://www.lanamfacio.com/.
In part, this is something I’ve been thinking about it for a while. I tend to change the address at least occasionally. For me, it’s sort of a mental spring cleaning, without the hard and dusty parts.
The two events, though, that really triggered it were that Major Knitter sent an e-mail saying that the comments weren’t working. That made me start thinking about it, and I found that there was a sale on domain names. I got mine, as I’ve wanted for a while, and here I am.