Oh Maureen! I love the way your yarn knitted up, even better than my own yarn! YUP, using that ‘lazy daisy’ trick will completly fix (mask) that little ‘divot’ on the edge of that leaf!
I know what you mean about the charts for the BACK. I came upon A LOT of boxes in the charts that didn’t make sense on paper. Especially the stitches that immediately surround the middle (cabled) section. So I just gave up, and did what looked ‘right’. And, I also started bringing my seed stitch much closer to the cabled section. Less rev st st, more seed st.
Anyways, in the end, it all came out ok!
My news: the BACK vines and leaves all turned out nicely shaped, all curvy and even along the edges. So, last night I put the wet towel over the top of the BACK, just to give the entire thing a good ‘steam bath’. No heat really, but as the towel dries in the warm air of the room, it does sorta ‘steam’ the sweater underneath!
So, in about 2 more days, I will remove the towel and allow the BACK to dry in the open til it is bone dry. I think 3 days under the wet/damp towel is enough. But, it will still need to dry on its own for a while longer. That’s what happened to the sleeves. My yarn is very thick, and it holds the moisture.
I think the cables will do so even more, being double thick at the crossings.
I finished BETTNA last night, all 5 pieces…but can’t block them til SYLVI is done blocking, and I still have her FRONTS to block.
I hope my jigsaw puzzle blocking squares arrive soon (from Knitpicks). I bought 2 sets, and if they come soon, I will finish SYLVI with them, or, BETTNA.
I started the Meret Mystery Beret last night, using the leftover yarn from BETTNA. I love the yarn!
But that is totally OT! Just wanted to give you my latest activity!
Finishing SYLVI, the blocking, seaming, collar and buttons takes time, and can’t be rushed. So, I’ve been contenting myself with other projects.
[B]One rule: [/B]all projects are [U]SECOND[/U] to Sylvi. As soon as the Sylvi BACK is dry, all other projects [U]stop[/U] and I proceed with the next Sylvi finishing step! This rule prevents OTN’s from becoming years-old WIPS! :teehee: