A few weeks ago I was in the mood to knit. A sweater. With an upcoming trip that included a few travel layovers and a lot of relaxation, it was the perfect time to start something.
I finally decided that I wanted to knit something mesh-like. Something that wouldn't be too hot that I could wear over a tank top. I need semi-instant gratification.
After much looking on Ravelry, I never did find exactly what I was looking for. I liked the lace pattern on Annette, but it was knit bottom up and I wasn't too crazy about the front. I wanted top down with more of a v-neck. Arghh!!
After much hemming and hawing, I decided to go for it. Having knit many top down raglan patterns, I was somewhat confident that I could do it. I cast on and off I went.
It was going well until I started knitting in the airport. At this point I already had a few inches knit, so I picked up where I left off. Apparently I wasn't so sure where I left off because I started knitting it totally wrong. It was BAD. Riiiiipppppp. I had knit almost an entire ball of yarn at this point. It hurt a little, but it was the right thing to do.
My next go round I had the stitch pattern down and did a much better job of adapting it to the raglan increases. I'm happy I made that decision.
I still have most of the body to knit and those damn sleeves (HATE sleeves), but it should be smooth sailing from here on out...as long as I work on it without miss grabby baby around :)
*photos are edited with picmonkey. i was hoping a fancy filter could disguise all the lint on my dirty rug. it's a fun tool to play with, but i learned that the only remedy for my dirty rug is a good vacuuming.