Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Union Square Progress (but not much)

I finally got back to work on the USM pullover. I had about two hours on the train yesterday and I finished up the back and started work on the front. As I mentioned before, I'm sort of fooling around with the design and trying to make a deep green trimmed U in the front. So far it looks like this...



I was initially going to knit the green trim as part of the design, but I think that method will cause the neckline to curl in on itself incessantly. Instead, I'm leaving out the green trim on the sides and, at the end, I'm going to pick up stitches (sort of like a button band) and knit the trim, hemming it under just like the bottom and shoulder portions. I'm not sure if this will actually work, and whether it will be too bulky, but it seems like the best way to get this slippy alpaca to keep its shape. I suspect I'll also need to follow the short row shaping in the original pattern, otherwise the points of the U will be up on my neck in a miserable and itchy way. I wish I could stay home on this gray and rainy day to finish the front of this sweater, but off to work I go. Many times I've considered trying to knit secretly under my desk, perhaps today is the day.

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Megann said...

Amen. I work at a job right now that requires little to no attention, and have often wondered if anyone would notice if I read a book at my desk, or knit on a project. Perhaps today is the day to try!

heather said...

i'll own up - leading up to last christmas definitely saw me break out the gift knitting during particularly excruciating conference calls.

Ashley said...

Do you read Amelai Raitte at all? Anna just posted a fabulous edging (via Annie Modesitt, that knitting genius) that neither rolls nor flops--might be worth a look.
http://autoscopia.com/amelia/archives/2005/09/evolution_of_an.html