Long Weekend!

Who doesn’t love a 3 day weekend? We got some house work done. Mostly landscaping and painting. Oh, the fun of walking around on the roof so I could scrape sun dried paint off the siding! But the front of the house is almost done and every time I pull in the driveway I feel a sense of accomplishment. Or at least progress.
I got the back of smooch done.


I love the way the armhole decreases and edges were done. At the end of each row you pick up the loop between the last stitch and the next to last stitch (like a M1 but you don’t twist it). The you slip the last stich in whichever way the row is knit (on a knit row, you slip it knitwise; on a purl row, purlwise). Then at the start of the next row you p2tog/k2togtbl those 2 stitches together. It makes a very firm edge that curls under slightly.
I cast on for the front and I’ve just begun the eyelets. I wanted to get that picot edge out of the way quickly because I knew I’d procrastinate it otherwise.
Sizing – I think Smooch will fit or possibly even be a bit snug – which is great. Maude has already become too big and because of that I don’t think I’ll ever do the next edge. I can’t frog it because I steaked the edges so the yarn will come out in little bits. I’m not that sad though. If I had to choose between the top fitting or my shrinking, I’ll choose myself shrinking any day :)

12 thoughts on “Long Weekend!

  1. Do your edges on both sides look the same with the picked up stitch and the p2tog/k2togtbl? I’m finding that on the k side, my k2togtbl show up a lot more than the p2tog side. They look like a longer stitch or something… its hard to explain. I’m wondering if I did my k2togtbl wrong or something?

  2. Love Smooch. Wow! Fantastic that you are shrinking. I need to do some of that shrinking too…must try harder though. Sounds like a great weekend.

  3. Smooch looks great! I loved the armhole finish as well. Very clever, but sort of annoying to do. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it’s a perfect fit!

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