Sunday, September 10, 2006

Inching Along

Here's a little more progress on my SKB.



I accidently did the lace pattern upside down due to starting the chart at 1 in the morning and not realizing that the first row was at the BOTTOM of the chart instead of at the top. I think it looks alright -- I just hope I can remember to do the lace upside down when I get to the arms. Knowing me, I'll completely forget! Better make a note of that now!

Looking at the top on the "mini-me", it's a good thing that I added several rows after joining and before starting the purl ridge. Also, it looks like I'll be adding at least another inch or two of the lace so that the second purl ridge hits my waist in the right spot.

Also, a little tip for those who have never done lace before or who are fairly new at lace (like me)... on the knit rows (after a yo row), I always count off my stitches in 7's so that if I'm off, I know it early on and don't have to tink back too terribly far. In other words, each time you get to one of your markers (under each arm) you should end up on your 7th stitch. If you don't, chances are you made a mistake on the preceeding row. Not sure if this makes sense or not, but feel free to email me if you need a better explanation.

6 comments:

KnitnZu said...

I LOVE the mini me...any chance you'll share with the rest of us how you accomplished said cloning?

Jeanie said...

Here's me making my "mini-me", but I got my directions from Wendy's Knit and Tonic here. If you make one, be sure to post a pic of it here on the SKC, okay?

Robin said...

Very nice! I love the color! I think I will check out the instructions to make a mini-me too.

Tamara said...

Wow, that mini-me is really cool! I like your SKB too - upside down or right side up - it is looking good!

Estellika said...

Glad to see how the extra rows look before the lace, I'll ditto that!

Estellika said...

p.s. do you remember about how much the duct tape cost and supplies for the ducty-you? Worth investing, I'm sure!