I love thee, but thou dost vex me

The red cardi.


My knitting companion since March has decided it really wants to be a V neck (instead of a crew neck) cardigan. The realization came last night while DH was working late and I was having a TiVo fest with my knitting. I finished up the back, and I wish I had done that trick with the shaping—the one where you K2tog just before you turn the work and start binding off, making for a more sloping edge instead of the blocky stair-step thing you get when you follow the directions. Anyway…..with the back done I launched into the right front and got to thinking; how hard would it be to make this a v-neck? I have a thing about simple “crew” neck sweaters, and how they match up with whatever they are covering—the neckline should be about the same as whatever is underneath. I’m a jeans and t-shirt gal, so I want my cardi to approximate the neckline of my t-shirt. Somehow, a v-neck is more to my liking, and doesn’t have to match—-weird? OCD? Maybe a little anal?

Here’s the deal……I’m not an expert when it comes to blazing my own trail. According to the pattern, the number of stitches left when I’ve done the neckline decreases is 37, and I have 56 on the needles to start with—leaving me a difference of 19. I have approximately 48 rows to make this happen, so I’ve begun decreasing every right side row. I may slow to every third row about halfway up. Am I crazy, or does this sound like it will work? I figure the worst that will happen is that I’ll have to do it over, but hey, it’s not brain surgery, only yarn.

My peek-a-boo view of Pikes Peak is totally obscured today and the air is laden with the smell of rain (ya’ll know what I’m talking about, right?). The sky is so typically “Washington” that I’m feeling just a little homesick today. In Washington, a day like this brings about feelings of ennui, in the sameness of it all. In Colorado, more than a couple days like this in a row produces frustration; an urge to run to Starbucks or a tanning bed. It is a perfect day to knit in front of the telly, perhaps read a bit and have a nap.


Heaven.

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3 responses to “I love thee, but thou dost vex me

  1. We have the same sky today. If I could be at home I would be knitting with the radio on. Enjoy it!

  2. Um…it sounds like it should work, but I’m so not the person to ask. 🙂

  3. Ack!! The numbers, the numbers! Ack!

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