Since the weather has turned decidedly colder here in the big apple, currently 38F/3C , and I have a "holiday" weekend in that I have nothing better to do than knit, I'm flying through the cardi.
After my mini visit to the pond,
I'm proceeding happily with great speed, as evidenced herewith the corrected red/blue section:
then the new shoulder seam, in which we notice that
now the shoulder is defined by only one set of squares; much more pleasing, to this eye, at least...
then, after three false starts, the sleeve begins to take form
after starting off with a confusing jumble of two circs, both of which were too long and kept smacking into each other, as well as yours truly...
I spent a little bit of time at Knitty City this afternoon, and enjoyed knitting and talking to a young woman named Samantha who used to work at School Products about 6 or 7 years ago, who challenged me into perfecting the "magic loop" technique (which I had tried once a few years ago and ditched because I really love working on dpns) because I was very "challenged" by those two wily circs. So, I found this wonderful site on the web - which explained it to me in literally less than two minutes!
Luckily, I had a free set of 3.5mm/US4 Knit Picks Options and a well-needed 47" cable and I'm now comfortably unencumbered!
Thanks, Samantha, for making me try, try again...
and I'm happy to be part of a little group which includes Naomi and Melinda (who just about started it all over here on the left side of the pond) and Joanne (who has links to all on a sidebar in her blog) - but sorry that the yarn is so hard to come by over here - I am almost embarrassed to knit on it in public since all people do is want to know where I got the yarn!
OK - enough out of me - back to my knitting!