Monday, July 24, 2006
What's the appropriate response to being 2 stitches off?
Yes, I've had some bothersome commutes last week. Today's stripe should be good and thick because there's a Knit-Out meeting tonight (6:30 at Borders at Downtown Crossing) and that just takes a while. Hopefully we can avoid recursiveness tonight and Lucy will pick up the pace from usual.
Because I'm eager to get home and unwrap the 522 that's expected to be delivered this morning. Himself is going to hang about this morning specially to be here and able to provide a signature for the driver. The RTGM, as of Friday, is still on backorder for 2 - 4 weeks, which beats the 8 weeks I was quoted last Monday.
In any case, back to the sweater. I would have sworn I had cast on the correct number of stitches, and I counted the first row for set up where the decreases line up above it, but yet, I wound up with 92 stitches rather than the 90 I should have. No idea where they are. The problem comes, are there two extra in the outer edges, or the inner part between the decreases? In a prior iteration, I had made a note of 23 in the margin at that point, meaning 23 stitches before the marked stitch, so I decreased 2 on the inner side. We'll see if there are implications later on.
I've had a couple conversations lately over the tone and style of Elizabeth Zimmermann's directions for projects. I'm working on a post about that, but I'm not ready this morning. Maybe later this week.