Monday, October 02, 2006
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.