Tuesday, October 17, 2006

They can't keep a good knitta down...For long..

Y'know...With the amount of knitting I have done on my Rogue since my last blog update,I think I could probably be finished with the entire thing!

If I had done it right...

And I mean right literally.I'm a lefty knitter.The body (up to the armpits) of this sweater is knit in the round,so in one direction,obviously.The pattern is made for righty knitters,and knitting it in the proper direction is essential (*cough*apparently*cough*)for the cables to 'pop'.
Yeah.A smarter person probably would have taken this into consideration sooner,but not me..I figured it didn't matter much!
So there I was..happily knitting along,figuring the cables would be more noticable after blocking..I convinced myself of this up until about row 35,maybe..I started to doubt it..A lot..
Enter the frogging.

So I cast on again and now I'm purling the whole dang thing ( I HAATE purlinggg)And the cables,I am happy to report,are BEYOOTIFUL!
After all the frogging ( I think the count is up to 5 so far..3 being total restarts) I'm really not far into the sweater,but that's okay.I feel proud of myself for not setting myself aflame and diving off a very tall building and actually sticking with it.Even if I suck at righty knitting and have to purl it the entire way :)

I want my Rogue,dammit!And I will have it!

Ahem..Here's a picture now..Please 'Ooh' and 'aah" just a little bit.It will make me feel good!

Can you say sexay?! Oh yus..
And check out those stitchmarkers in action!


Sarah said...

I'm sorry - I almost choked on something when I read that you're purling the whole thing. The whole Rogue? Really??? I take my hat off in respect.
Best of luck to you - I know you'll be super happy with the finished sweater. (or at least you'd better be, right? :) )

Came from craftster, fyi.

Nicole said...

Howdy,fellow craftster!
Yeah..Purling the whole body..I die a little inside just thinking about it..*shudder*

Heh..You bet I'll be happy with it!