New knitting

It’s been a while since I blogged about my knitting here. I just haven’t had any big news. A Baktus scarf in sockweight yarn is my current portable knitting project (I’ve been off socks for a few months ago), and I’ve been plugging away at it slowly but surely for three months now.

About two weeks ago, I decided it was finally time to knit a Wonderful Wallaby for myself. I’ve knit one for Jan and two for Sylvia, and now it’s my turn. After dutifully swatching I knit up one sleeve and tried it on. It seemed to fit all right, so I knit up the other sleeve. But then I realized last night that the sleeves fit just perfectly on bare arms but feel a little Michelin-man-esque over long sleeves. So I need to reknit them.

7 Responses to “New knitting”

  1. Markon 27 Jan 2010 at 1:52 am

    Bummer. Looks cool, though.

  2. Katie Jon 27 Jan 2010 at 10:42 am

    Better to get it right, but sorry you have to knit it again.

  3. Marshaon 27 Jan 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Reknitting is no big deal–certainly not with these sleeves, which actually knit up pretty fast. At least I don’t have to reknit the body of the sweater!

    Ned Flanders (on the left) agrees. When you push the button on his back he says, “Always room for one more Flanders!” but that’s just code for “Knit it right, or else you’ll never want to wear it and then where will you be?”

  4. Chrison 28 Jan 2010 at 11:26 am


  5. Deborahon 29 Jan 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Boo about having to reknit those sleeves but you’ll whip them out in no time. Sylvia just looks super adorable as usual. :-) BTW, I’m still working on tracking down those cat pictures. LOL

  6. JDon 03 Feb 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Oh! I’m sorry about the frogging and knitting, it’s the story of my life these days, too (except I am frogging laceweight alpaca)… I still remember the Wallaby you knit for S and how lovely I thought the rolled bottom hem was. Looking forward to seeing your FO!

  7. Marshaon 03 Feb 2010 at 7:04 pm

    @JD: I suspect that frogging laceweight alpaca is much more painful than frogging worsted wood. :)

    I haven’t yet decided how I will do the hem for my Wallaby. I will definitely omit the ribbing at the bottom, but don’t know yet if I will leave the curled stockinette or go back to pick up the stitches and create a straight hem (as I did on Sylvia’s second Wallaby. Stay tuned!