Thursday, October 13, 2005
Back in the spring when I was visiting Diane, we each picked up a denim jacket with the intention of cutting off the sleeves and knitting on new ones. Well, Diane got hers done a long time ago and I finally just started mine yesterday. I wasn't loving the whole process of getting the stitches started (by poking holes in the denim every 1/8" and pulling a loop up through the hole and putting it on a needle) It was very tedious and time consuming. But once I got it done, the fun began! Pick a color, knit for a while, knit the same amount of rows on the other sleeve, and switch colors. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
I have decreased quite a bit already, (30 stitches from the amount I started with) but you'd never know it by looking. The sleeves still look really huge to me. I guess because the opening was large to begin with....maybe I should have decreased more drastically right away. I don't know. I think it will be fine.