There's been lots of gardening and home improvement progress around our place, but I'll spare you photos of the flooded basement and new sumpump, and get straight to the knitting:
The only project on my plate right now (besides socks, those don't count) is Remembering Honey. The progress has been slow. All that lace knitting.
I finished all the back and the front up to the armholes while on spring break, and the past two weeks have been very slow lace knitting.
The yoke seemed to take forever. The lace pattern on the right in this picture was only 6 rows, but was impossible to memorize:
When I finished both sides of the yoke, I still had to get through the lace edging on the sleeves. Even though I couldn't memorize it either, for some reason it was easier for me to "get in the groove" and it was more enjoyable. (And it's so pretty!)
And now I'm onto the stockinette portion, so it's smooth sailing! Except for one thing, and I'd love your opinions on this:
See the place right above the lace pattern, where there are six little "dashes"? That's a stockinette row, where you stop every so often and wrap the yarn around 3 stitches, then continue. I think the purpose is just decorative, and I like it, but it kind of gathers the row in. I'm afraid it will give the sleeve a "puffy" look, right above the lace, like an old fashioned blouse. Not sure I love that. (And the photo in the magazine doesn't really show this part, it's too dark, so I can't tell what it looks like on the model.)
I'm thinking of going back and taking it out and just doing stockinette, so the sleeve is straight to the lace, then flares out a bit with the lace. Thinking that would be a more updated look. (?) What do you think?