Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Progress on the Baby Bolero

I've been making steady progress on the Debbie Bliss Baby Bolero. My knitting friends (is 3 people a group?) have been meeting on Wednesday evenings in addition to Saturdays, and I've dedicated myself on Wednesdays to finishing this sweater!

I finished both edgings and attached them. I picked up stitches from the bottom of the first edging, and undid the cast-on. I also grafted the top. The short rows the second time are not as pretty; also, where I wove in the ends at the back seam, the fabric is noticably thicker.

After attempting to set in the first sleeve and having too much left over, I attempted a second time, more carefully. So currently, only the back half of the left sleeve is attached, but I think it will seam up just fine. I wonder if seaming the sleeve first, and then setting it in would be easier? But I was just following the directions. I think a lot could have been done to make the directions clearer and easier. And, for example, suggesting a provisional cast-on for the edging, and grafting for the top?

The end is so near, I can taste it!

3 comments:

Brenda said...

What a bright, cheerful color! It looks great. Looking forward to seeing it all sewn up!

Ali said...

Yes, we are a group! I love our group! I love your blog! I have had 2 cups of green tea already this morning! (can you tell?)

Beth S. said...

That tiny little thing is adorable. ;-) And a great color! I think babies need bright colors to counteract all that boring pastel that gets foisted on them. ;-)