Honestly, I’m really wondering if this is possible, am I counting right? Licorice Lime is my 6th NaKniSweMoDo (that I’ve managed to photograph, I’ve finished 2 more, total of 8). Seriously folks with the rate my brain is farting lately I keep double checking my math. Cause my skillz are rusty and right now its kinda hard to count and actually retain what I just did. Yepper’s Licorice Lime is my 6th sweater for NaKniSweMoDo. I’ve had this pattern in my queue for awhile, I don’t know what took me so long.
I’m not sure if its the lack of brain power or what, but I’m feeling kinda blah about this one. I do like it, I just don’t well, LOVE it. The color is starting to grow on me, its not one I would usually pick out for myself. Mike bought this yarn for me years ago at Michael’s in Virginia. Cotton-ease was on sale, and there was a Michael’s near his hotel., and I whined, a.lot. Still, I’ll never forget that conversation with him in Michael’s and me explaining dye lots over the phone. I do like my mods though, I wanted my neckline to be lower, really hate having shirts or sweaters up close on my neck. So I casted on 84sts (28,14,28,14) and left out the eyelets in the collar. Had to decrease one sts on the front so the lace panel would be centered. When I was almost done with the yoke I realized I could have:
1. moved a stitch from the back over to the front by moving the increase markers or done
2. cast on 86 sts and made placed the increase markers as so : 30,13,30,13. and the lace panel would be 19s, plm, 11sts plm 19s.
but like I said, lack of brain power. Complete, oh, duh moment. It doesn’t affect the way the sweater wears, or anything important like that. Still, its like my brain is a marshmallowy goo. For 3 hours today I seriously thought truancy was a pirate term, not well you know, skipping school. Yes, seriously. I wish I was kidding (wait, read on to Bryce’s cleats, my brilliance shines on.)
I added short rows to the back neck. First time I’ve done this on a sweater, well that I can remember right now, still not sure if it really made a difference or not. Now, I’m wondering if I didn’t put in enough because it doesn’t seem different really. My other mods, well their kind obvious no lace on the sleeves, no real reason just didn’t want it. Ribbing on the cuffs and waist band instead of the rolled whateveryoucallitIcan’tremember.
pattern: Licorice Whip by Jenifer Paulousky
needles : US 7 (4.5 mm) for the ribbing and US 8 (5.0 mm) for the rest.
yarn: a little less than 4 balls Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in lime (sorry, don’t feel like getting out the scale)
Started May 8 2009
Completed May 17 2009
knot count- 1 knot found in the first ball. In the third ball when I was looking for the end in the middle of the skein I pull out a 1 yard piece. WTH?
I’ve finished two other sweaters since this one, my difficult daisy and Liesl. Ok but Liesl is done but I still haven’t had a moment to attach her buttons. This has been one crazy week, not to mention the usual twice a week for both baseball and softball games (4 total) that are plaguing me lasting until the 3rd week of June, GS camp is this weekend, this is the last week of school which means teacher’s gifts, there are other things that I just can’t remember now. (wait mental count. Yep, all kids in bed. phew) I haven’t been able to cast on for something new. I’ve been working on my on the go socks and dreaming of a vest for myself out of DIC classy in deep seaflower in a all over waving rib pattern.*sigh* Laundry isn’t that important, is it?
PS. Remember my lack of brain power? I’m still amazed at how well Bryce played and ran during his baseball game tonight, considering he was wearing one (yes, just one) of his older sister’s cleats. This wasn’t discovered till we where all in the van, leaving the ballfield parking lot Corra looks at Bryce’s cleat’s and says “Bryce, are you wearing my cleats!!??” Bryce looks down at his feet “what?? no! Wait, what?? Hey! I have one of Corra’s cleats on!!” well oops. He had one left and one right one on. Still wondering how I managed this one.
PPS. I’m going to bed, I don’t think I’ll ever catch up on my email.
PPPS. Yes, its amazing. I drive and have reproduced. Scared? I am.