Again, little to say. Kristie’s comment reminds me that the progress on this jacket must be completely unintelligible to anyone who doesn’t have the book open in front of them. [Do follow that link. Kristie is in
staying in a house of ill repute and having adventures and taking wonderful
The idea is that you knit a wide garter stitch band which goes all the way around the piece, starting at the lower edge, up the front, around the neck, down the other front, and around the bottom edge until it meets the cast-on stitches to which it is grafted.
Then you fill in the middle with st st.
Then you pick up stitches for the sleeves.
At the moment, I’m knitting the bottom edge. I spent some time this morning measuring and calculating and I think I have figured out how long to make it. Some shaping is allowed during the st st bit. I wound and attached a new skein last night, and it was perfect. No moths, no knots. Most encouraging.
Charlotte, I do have a progress bar for the mitered jacket over there. My difficulty is that I haven’t the faintest idea how much progress I am making, percentage-wise. One likes to under-estimate, but that doesn’t come in to it. Say 50% for the body and 25% for each sleeve? Two-thirds for the body and one-sixth for each sleeve would probably be more like it.
But what percentage of the body does this border constitute? I am feebly adding two or three percentage points every day, surely an under-estimate. I will have a much clearer view of the whole when I have finished the border and picked up stitches to fill in the hole.
(Blogger’s automatic span-detection is brilliant, but for some reason it didn’t like your comment,
Fortunately I caught it fairly quickly and reinstated you.) Charlotte
My husband is getting less and less mobile. We are reasonably well served by busses, and can still manage when a bus goes where we want to go, such as to the National Gallery or RSA. And we can drive to the Gallery of Modern Art where they provide parking. But yesterday he wanted to see Leslie Hunter at the City Art Centre and didn’t think he could manage the walking.
So I drove. Twenty years in Edinburgh, but I have never had to wander around the city centre looking for parking space and I dreaded it. It turned out to be easy – there is plenty of on-street parking near by, very expensive and well-patrolled with the result that there were plenty of empty spaces. That means that the City Art Centre and the Fruitmarket are back within our range. Ingleby remains a problem – but there, you have to walk upstairs to see the art so perhaps it is best avoided.