Monday, October 02, 2006

Marina Progress



After spending a weekend on Monhegan Island at a knitting retreat, Marina has progressed nicely. We spent evenings in our building - an 1840 home converted to a dorm - in a parlor knitting by kerosene lantern and head lamps. What a good time we had. I came home with Marina above the armholes. It has now progressed to the shoulder bind-off and have started on the sleeves. I chose to do a 3 needle bind off instead of grafting the shoulders. Had a little problem with this as there was an extra stitch at the beginning and end of the shoulder. After taking it out once, I decided to knit 3 stitches together on the first and last bind off instead of 2. Worked out fine and the pattern matches beautifully. Have cut the armhole steek and started the first sleeve. I am really enjoying working on this sweater, the colors just glow.

5 comments:

AnneB said...

Ah!!! Now I understand what you meant about the shoulder match. Picture makes it clear. Looks great.

Anne

tenizmom said...

Wow, beautiful work! Wish I could watch over your shoulder as you create these lovelies.

Terri said...

Hi Shirley, Your Marina looks fabulous! I'm looking forward to another progress report.

Liz M. said...

This looks fabulous too! Wonderful knitting... :)

Deb said...

I'm in awe of your talent with colour stranding. Gorgeous work! I need advice in this regard as I'm determined to accomplish at least one fair isle type project. Please visit my blog to view my plea for help. And please do leave a helpful tidbit of advice.