Hey guys, quick sweater update today.
A couple of days ago I finished the second sleeve of Franklin, knitting it (intentionally) a couple inches longer than the first, then I ripped back the top of the first and re-knit that. I've also finished all the seaming and knit the collar onto the sweater. I then had my brother try it on... it's way too tight in the shoulders! He may be tall and super lanky, but I guess he still has really broad shoulders. I'm not sure if there's anything I can do about that at this point other than blocking. Of course I was stretching the seam to see how much I would be able to block it and I felt something snap, so I'm going to have to go find that broken strand and repair it. I would expect nothing less from my sometimes mind-boggling intelligence...
Anyway, that was a few days ago. I was on such a roll with the sweater, but now that I know it's not the super perfect sweater I was hoping for, I sort of... well... stopped. Although the sweater fits him all the way around, as soon as you get to the point with his wide shoulders, he can't pull it closed. I have to knit a tiny border up the fronts anyway, so I figured I'd just make that a bit wider than called for before I sew in the zipper.
While Franklin and I were taking a break, I met up with my long-lost friend Delain, remember him? I sort of gave him the cold shoulder once Franklin came around, but he allowed me to come back. I knit a bit of the front, a few rows past the armhole decreases and the split for the neckline. Did I mention that this sweater has a deep neckline? Yeah, he has everything. (Oh, just you wait...)
It's another lazy, rainy day here in the Cities. I love it, but it didn't make for very good pictures, sorry. Did you guys hear that we had a tornado in Downtown Minneapolis yesterday?! It touched down right smack dab in the middle of the freeway and then proceeded to attack the Convention Center. Crazy.