|Knitting on my lace tunic during a power outage|
in June that lasted a couple days. That would be
too long to go without knitting in the evenings!
I finished the main knitting a couple of days ago and got the last piece cast off tonight. I hope to have it blocked this weekend and then I just need to seam it together and knit the trim around the neck and armholes. If I'm really good, the socks will be done on time on Monday (fingers crossed) and then I'll be able to finish up this tunic in time to wear for the last few warm days we should (hopefully) get before fall really sets in.
The tunic's been a bit of a funny knit as I got stitch gauge on the "netting" stitch of the side panels but had to do a lot more rows to get the right length. And on the main lace stitch, I was good on row gauge but really had to pull on it to get it to be wide enough (which means my stitch gauge was too small). But I was able to block to measurements so let's hope it fits. :)
I had a frustrating obstacle to finishing the knitting...my ball of yarn ran out with only half a row of bind off to do!
|The long tail (top) just wasn't going to be enough|
to get the stitches cast off. (Boo!)
|Yarn from commercial sweaters is "unplied" (not|
twisted or spun). They feed the yarn to the knitting
machines from separate spools.
I decided this is the perfect join for this situation. Not too pretty, but not at all bulky. So I overlapped the ends of the two yarns I wanted to join by about 12". (Yes, this uses more yarn than most joins, but not a lot more.)
There's a rule that there are no knots in knitting.
Except when sometimes there are.