October 22, 2014


sweater alterations, zipper installations, and a last minute Rhinebeck trip

Each Wednesday I post little snippets about what’s happening, and what I’m working on.
You can see all of the Wednesday posts here.

I didn’t do a ton of knitting this week, but three important things did happen.

knitted cuff

Firstly, I added length to the sleeves of my boring black sweater.

I did this by cutting off the cuffs, picking up the live stitches of the sleeve, and then grafting the cuff back onto the sleeve. I added 2.5 inches and just need to weave in the ends and re-block the sweater.

adding a zipper to a hand knit sweater

Secondly, I added the zipper to the sweater I started three years ago.

zipper in a hand knit sweater wrong sidezipper in a hand knit sweaterQuite successfully I think. I wore it yesterday, it fits great (yay!), and it really is kind of the perfect transitional weather sweater.

Rhinebeck 2014 Rhinebeck 2014

Thirdly, I went to Rhinebeck and all I took home were some sheepy photos.

A friend and I decided at the very last minute to go, so we went up for the day on Saturday. It was beautiful – I hadn’t been in a couple years, and sort of forgot just how much fun it is.

Nothing came home with me, I didn’t see anything I had to have, I think I’m just in a finishing things up phase (which is actually a pretty good phase to be in.)