Top Down Sweater: Progress Report
The topdown sweater experiment continues and I continue to absolutely love the process.
I snapped the photo ten minutes ago so it's about as current as I can manage.
1. I am about to start the cuff on sleeve #1.
2. The markers on the sleeve are keeping track of decreases so I can correctly match up sleeve #2.
3. The stitches for sleeve #2 are patiently waiting on a length of bright yellow Tahki Cotton Classic.
4. The neckband looks wonderful in person but all clumpy in the photo.
5. No, I don't know why it looks like there's a red splotch in the middle of the sweater. It isn't there in real life.
6. This is being worked up on Denises, #s 6 and 9US; Elann Highland Chunky in Mocha Heather.
7. Yes, I need to take antihistamines to do it but it's been 100% worth it. I love the yarn. I love the Knitting Pure & Simple pattern. I'm loving the result.
8. I'm terrified about blocking it.
Actually, there's my question of the day. It's been 20 years since I made a sweater for an adult and I'm starting to freak out. The finishing is almost non-existent on this since it's top down and I've been spit-splicing. But the blocking--yikes! Do I soak it then dry it flat? Should I pin it on my space board and spritz it with warm water? Any and all suggestions gratefully received. No, let me correct that statement. I'll be pathetically grateful for your help!