In light of yesterday’s terrible air accident at SFO, may I please reiterate for everyone to pay attention to the safety presentation at the start of the flight. I know, it’s mostly dumb stuff but just remember where the exits are FFS. I have to take my yearly FAA requalification in one week so I’m it’s emergency mode in my head because we do a lot of evacuation and emergency drill stuff so it was terrible to see my favorite plane crash at my favorite airport.
Now moving on to crafty things. Knitting. Here is my official “Sleeve as Swatch” method. I did a quick little swatch and decided I was in the ballpark of gauge on the Alvinda Cardigan but it’s hard to tell with lace so I just jumped in (or STEP/JUMP/SLIDE for the 777 evac – see studying) to see what would happen. It seems to be working out. My yarn is Drops Baby Alpaca Silk which is very soft and yummy. It’s a tad splitty with the silk content, but not as bad as some yarns. The color is a gorgeous blue/gray that really looks good on me (if I do say so myself). Generally I’d knit everything in black to get maximum wear out of it, but that makes for dull knitting and premature blindness since I knit at night.
Crazy idea, what do you think of my idea to not make buttonholes and sew in grosgrain ribbon as reinforcement at the plackets and add snaps? This yarn is so soft and drapy I’m afraid the front placket will be hot mess of droopy gaps with buttons. Obviously there is no hurry to decide since I’m 7″ in on the first sleeve and no fronts (or back) has been knit. Just thinking ahead.
Be safe friends!