My zippered hoodie is coming along, and I have made my peace with the wool/acrylic blend. I just have to finish off the short sleeves and knit the hood. I’ll continue the cable around the front edge of the hood and graft the top together. I’m going to finish off the front edge of the cable by doing an i-cord edging all the way around. Then I have to attach a zipper, which I’ve never done before. I’ve heard scary things about installing zippers, but ignorance is bliss, so I’m not worried about it yet. I guess I’ll probably use the Chic Knits tutorial.
(more) works (still) in progress
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 by smallbirdblog
I started the February baby sweater from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac a few weeks ago, but it kind of stalled out when I realized that I was going to run out of yarn. I ordered more, but started the hoodie while I was waiting, so that project has been occupying most of my knitting attention lately. I found the EZ baby sweater instructions a bit confusing at first. I guess maybe it’s because I am newcomer to EZ and her knitting philosophies. But I realized that I was simply overthinking it. I momentarily forgot that I do, indeed, know how to knit a baby sweater and that I don’t necessarily need a pattern to walk me through every little step! Everything’s fine now.