Behold! I give you an inch and a half of Thermal placket!
She measured, and it was good
The pattern says to make the placket two inches long before putting in the armholes, but I think I will make mine two and a half, if not three. This is a two-pronged attack! Firstly, I want it to be a little bit longer and secondly, I want to have three buttons and not two. Buttons – for me – come in odd numbers. You know, three or five or seven. I like the idea of there being one central button with an even number of buttons on either side. God I sound crazy.
Moving on… here’s the beginning of a Thermal sleeve. The dpns, buttons and new scissors were a little treat yesterday. The needles are Pony bamboo. I’ve worked with aluminium and plastic dpns and I’m not usually biased, but when it comes to the smaller sizes of double pointed needles, I love bamboo. When I was in Berlin last summer, I treated myself to a set of bamboo 2.5mm needles for sock knitting. They were €8! But considering that I have loved knitting every pair of sock since with them, they were worth every penny. I hope these 3mm ones will give me as much joy.
I’m getting ladders between needles which is a bit annoying. I might rip it out and start it again. I haven’t gotten ladders in about two years so I don’t know why I’m getting them now.
Nearly finished the first cuff on the shrug!
I tried it on last night after I’d knitted two inches of 2×2 ribbing. I think in the pattern I will recommend about 4 inches of ribbing on each sleeve, but just so’s you know, I’m going to knit at least six inches on these sleeves to cover my big long orangutan arms. The nice thing is that it works up pretty quickly.
Isn’t it lovely to see that spring sun? All I want to do is take off with my knitting bag and wander around the Botanic Gardens and find a good knitting spot for a few hours. Where would you go with your knitting on a day like today?