Monday, October 09, 2006
button band blues
I don't like picking up to knit. But it was all that stood between me and a finished sweater. So I did it. What's the worse that could happen? I'd have to frog and knit again. The collar was tricky, but after 5 or tries, I got it. The button band went relatively smoothly. So did the button hole band -- or so I thought until I got to the end and saw what you can see in the picture: Somehow I started picking up stitches about an inch from the edge. It seems like a rookie mistake, but this is the cursed sweater, so I really wasn't surprised. Having come this far, I won't give up. The next picture will be of a beautifully finished sweater.