Monday, September 24, 2007


I stayed up to the wee hours re-watching House DVDs and deconstructing my Kauni.

The problem is the hem - it curls. Perhaps if I had one of those sweater blockers, I could handle it. But getting the iron out each time I want to wear it and steaming it flat just doesn't appeal to me. So I decided that the hem has got to go.

I finished one arm and put a two colour gtst cuff on it. When it came time for the cuff, I stopped knitting in the round and instead knit back and forth; two rows one colour, two rows the next. I think it turned out quite alright.

This is what the original hem would look like if it stayed uncurled.

It doesn't look much like a sweater yet, but it's getting there. At this rate, I might actually be finished by Christmas.

So, now that I've picked apart the hem, I can rebuild it according to my will. But that's a task for another day.

As for the Guild, sorry, they didn't teach me any handshake. Either there isn't one or I have to learn how to weave first. If there is one, I suspect it is something like the Knitters' handshake described by the Yarn Harlot in Cast Off - Where you stroke the person's finished object while admiring how well made it is.


Knitting Librarian said...

Good luck with the hem! Your Kauni's looking beautiful.

TinkingBell said...

Lovely Kauni - I so want to knit mine - but I refuse until I get a ball winder for those huge Kauni skeins!!! Looks beautiful - you're probably right about the handshake - but don't forget the noise which has to accompany it - a sort of 'OOhhh'!

~Tonia~ said...

How sad that the hem is curling. I hope it isn't too horrible to take out and fix. The sleeve looks great. It is all so lovely.

Micky said...

New episodes of House.

Holly of HollYarns said...

Hey Raven--I haven't forgotten you (re Destash Contest #2), I just have been super swamped at work. By this Saturday, your package shall be mailed--scout's honor!-Holly of HollYarns

Heather/SF said...

Hi Raven, it looks great!!!! I will keep your trick in mind when I get to the cuffs (of course I still have to cast on again, 3rd time..)

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