Sunday, March 26, 2006

i can see paradise by the dashboard light

Er... something like that. Tonight I got to third base with this sweater! But I'm not going to make my self-imposed deadline of Tuesday, so I can't wear it to SNB, which is actually okay since I always get pretty warm at the Rio Grande Flying Star (although I'm always freezing at the one on Central. Go figure). I'm on the even row after the ninth (of 24) raglan decrease, and after that I still have to kitchener the armpits and sew down the hems and probably block it since it's rolling pretty badly at the bottom hem. (Otherwise I'd totally just skip blocking it. Ooh, I'm so ghetto.) I took the photo standing on an apparently highly light-reflective table at work, which is why my foot is in it. I was a) on the clock b) keeping one hand on the ceiling to avoid swaying from vertigo and early-lunch-related lightheadedness and c) keeping one eye on the door and muttering prayers to Whatever There May Be that no one should walk through the door and say, "What the hell are you doing, crazy woman?" because they've all already caught me talking to myself, out loud, with hand gestures, and some of them also think I'm a pervert because I snicker at certain sexually-suggestive product names. (I mean, come on. Hot Pickles? Fun Sacks?) I really don't need to earn any more eccentricity points at work.

Here's a question for my knittas: can I do a three-needle bindoff for the underarms instead of kitchener? I hate kitchener, I don't even really get it, and I always (always! Yeah, I've done THREE socks) do a three-needle bindoff instead of kitchener at the toe of a sock. I don't see why not, but I thought I'd ask in case somebody tried it and it was the most gawdawful mistake of his/her life.

1 comment:

littlehedgehog said...

I don't see why you can't use a 3 needle bo instead of a kitchener - if you turn it inside out and do it that way. You might get more of a noticable seam that could rub on your arms a bit. But probably not any more than you'd get from the grafting and threading in the ends. But I'll concede to the more experienced sweater knitters