Sarah, thank you for that most timely hint about the dog’s tummy. I was worried about the length of that piece when I finished knitting it yesterday (=seemed a bit too much), and I will certainly start sewing it in from the nose as you suggest.
I finished the ears as well — they didn't take long, as you can imagine — so that’s all the dog-knitting done. I went on to the Sous Sous, and found its long, long rows a positive pleasure after all that fiddling.
The situation there is that the first instruction is to knit the 16-row cable pattern repeat nine times. I’ve done that. Next, knit the first 14 rows again. That’s what I’m doing. Then the neck and shoulder shaping begins.
I don’t know quite what I think of this three-WIP system. Everything is in hand, and moving forward, however slowly. Nothing seems to get finished. But that’s not true — I’ve done the Fantoosh (which wasn’t in the system) and the pocket squares. It occurs to me that if no one wants to keep his pocket square for a souvenir, I could join all nine into a nice little cat-blanket for Hellie and Matt. It would come in handy if they ever get a cat.
I found my written notes for my husband’s missing vest — not as useful as they might be, but not entirely useless, either. “K” appears, so I must have been using the EPS to some extent. The computer notes give two different dates for the finish. Something must have required re-doing, and I think I half-remember that the shoulders were too wide, and drooped in an unappetising fashion over the upper arm.
The swatch is there; that’s good; and a note of the needle size. The main thing missing is a record of the number of rounds from cast-on to underarm, or even a measurement. From there on, the figures are fairly complete.
Meanwhile my poor husband is without a sweater. I’ll take him what I can find in his drawer (both hand-knit, I am pleased to see). I fear they are both too small for his expanded self; indeed, that must be why he asked me to knit the missing one in the first place.
I’ll try reading the blog for the relevant period — early 2013 — but I doubt if it will contain any numbers.