Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mrs. Darcy - half done

I just finished the sleeve for Mrs. Darcy. I used this sleeve in my sweater design class to get help with calculating a sleeve cap. Then, just before I started the cap, I lost my directions! Fabulous. Luckily, I remembered most of what my teacher said, so I tried to recreate it. Now that its done, I'm a little worried. Its not so much that what I did on my own looks wrong, but some of what I know he told me looks strange. I won't know for sure until I set in the sleeve, though. I'm also concerned about the angle of decrease on the right front. When I held it up to me, it looked like it wasn't going to work - I may have decreased too fast. I won't know about that either until its sewn together so I may sew the pieces I've done together and see where I am.

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The modifications I've made so far is to make the body longer overall, make the ribbing around the waist deeper, change the curve of the neckline - I think its higher - and to make the sleeves 3/4 length with shorter ribbing. Its now exactly the same length as the body.

In other news, I done with school for the semester! I'm really excited and feel like such a load has been lifted. I'm not going to school over the summer because nothing I need to take is offered, but I will be working at a job and on my thesis, so I'll be busy. But it will be a different kind of busy - the kind that you can put away for the evening when you get home. Hopefully it means I will be knitting and blogging more. I've got BIG, BIG plans for summer knitting. I'm thinking of starting Rusted Root after I finish Mrs. Darcy.



Blogger wenders said...

Hi there! Congrats on being done with school... what a great feeling.

Would you mind posting the links to Rusted Root and Mrs. Darcy - I like what you'd knit, and am so close to being able to knit for myself again...

7:05 AM  
Blogger Disentangled said...

Woo Hoo!! Congrats on being done with school. I bet your mind feels so free!

Mrs. Darcy is looking great and the color keeps getting better and better!

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Marisa said...

Congrats on another semester finshed!

Your mod to Mrs. Darcy look great - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you in regards to your sleeve.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous amanda cathleen said...

Mrs Darcy looks FANTASTIC!
Congrats on being done with school : )

11:43 AM  
Anonymous nyl said...

Mrs. Darcy is coming along swimmingly. I hope the sleeve works out. I think the 3/4 length was an inspired choice.

Congratulations on end of term! I think we're all preparing to eat your knitting dust now...

1:18 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Three cheers!

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay for you being done with school! Even though you'll still be working, I'm sure it'll be nice to not have school to worry about for a few months. :)

2:17 PM  

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