Thursday, October 07, 2010

Riddle: What has two sleeves and is blocking?

Greetings, and Dear Cynthia,

Not sure what struck me today, but I sewed the second sleeve into my Two Hearts sweater :-)
I also took out several rows of the rolled edging at the neckline, because I thought it looked too bulky. I still have to weave in the ends, but I had some concerns about how the sleeves were sewn in and wanted to see if blocking took care of that first. Actually, things now look okay to me, so all systems are *go* to finish all of the loose ends (heh heh) as soon as it is dry.
I really want to wear it tomorrow, so I might put it on mesh and let it hover over an air vent overnight...but for now, it is lying in the play room...right next to a parking lot...
I started the sweater last January. I changed the sleeves from "dropped" to "set in," and added some subtle waist shaping. Other than that, I think I followed the pattern... I'll take a photo of me wearing it and post that soon. I'm pretty happy with the way it fits! The cables really are more visible when I'm not using flash photography, too, so I'll try to get a decent picture that shows off the cables...

Things were fine at Grandpa's funeral yesterday. He is buried with a pack of M&M's in his coat pocket.

I hit it hard with my exercise this week. I'm running a 5 mile race on Saturday, so wanted to get some good training in this week. Nothing like signing up for a race to give a person some motivation!

I hope this finds you all well!
Warm regards,
Laura (YarnThrower)


Cindy G said...

The sweater looks wonderful!

marit said...

Beautiful sweater!

So glad the funeral went well. Had to smile at the m&m's...

Take care.

Elizabeth said...

Just gorgeous!! I bet you'll look great in it.

Laikabear said...

So sorry about your Grandpa. Glad he's got his M&Ms.

Two Hearts is beautiful, what a good time to be finishing a sweater.

I've signed up for a 5K in November. I agree it's the best motivation. It just feels better to be running a race, even if you get the same time just running your daily route by yourself. :)