So...I predominately knit top down patterns for these two reasons:
- I can try it on as I go, which allows me to adjust my problem areas, such as the bust.
- I cannot seam to save my life!
Well - I was visiting A Nurse that Knits, one of my daily blog reads and stumbled upon a great knit purchase. It's a Knitter's Block. I have a few patterns that I've purchased in the past including this and this, but haven't worked on them due to my poor seaming skills. In my defense - I never block, so maybe that's why the pieces don't seam together easily. So....I know have this new knitter's block that I hope will encourage me to block more. I think the lacy cardigan will be my next project, so I'm excited to see how things develop.
In tomato news, I'm just finishing up the ribbing on the bottom and will only have the arm cuffs to complete. Only thing - I don't like the color anymore. I wanted it in the silver, but now that I've been knitting it for awhile, I'm not pleased with the effect. So - once I finish the bottom and sleeves I will take a picture of the FO before ripping the color. I plan on trying it in corrugated ribbing instead. Let's hope this will please me more, since the fit seems great (my first project since losing weight) and I'd like to get a descent amount of wear out of this one, since it's cotton and perfect for San Diego weather.