Thursday, February 15, 2007

yesterday...

all my troubles seemed so far away...

Or at least, school was closed so I didn't have to get off my butt and do anything extraordinarily special. So I knit, and got some (read: very little - in my defense it was Modern German Philosophy and not exactly my "thing") reading done and watched the film for class next week. But mostly I knit. In fact, I'm now almost done the main body for the Red Cross Army Vest for the OSCBF. And now I have to figure out how to attach a hood to it, as per his request. I'm trying to decide whether I should sew up the sides first (it is knit in one piece from the bottom of the front to the bottom of the back... go read the pattern (and make sure you scroll down and read the "Modern Version") here and you might understand what I mean a bit better) or pick up stitches around the neckline and knit up the hood first... any suggestions would be much appreciated. I'm probably going to have to order another skein of the wool before it can be finished in any case. I have about 1/2 a skein left and another inch or two of ribbing before the back is done. Something tells me that 1/2 a skein won't be quite enough to get the hood on too.

3 comments:

Sheila said...

That's an interesting vest. I can't tell how I would knit the hood. Probably from the neck up. But I have never knit a hood.

gradschoolknitter said...

Yeah, I think I'm going to attach the hood by picking up stitches along the neck... but because there are no decreases/increases in the neck area, it's completely square... well rectangular really. I'm just not sure it's going to make a very nice hood shape...

PHD Knitter said...

Thanks for letting me know about the group. I'd heard about it, but I wasn't sure if it was for Hopkins students only. I wonder if we we've crossed paths ... Lovely Yarns is one of my favorite LYS's in the area. Sue is so wonderful!