subtitled: A note on client work and deadlines
When one plans time to work on a project, undoubtedly plans will go awry. Fortunately, within the circle of friends here there is a lot of understanding.
The project I've taken on to knit is for friend H. Friend I. is another friend within the circle of dressmaker friends, and one for whom I occasionally do some work when she gets overwhelmed with deadline work. Such is the case now. I. called Saturday and I agreed to work for her for the next two weeks at least, helping her meet some deadlines.
So, 8 hours sewing today with I., then home to knit 4 hours on cardi for H. There is still a ghost chance that the cardi may make the Nov 1 deadline, but the ghosts will have to be benevolent ones. Needless to say, my own work has been shoved to the bottom of the heep.
On the cardi:
I Knit the first 30 rows of the Vittadini cardi with no problem. This was accomplished in the car travelling to Rockford IL on Saturday AM
Sunday I Knit the next 12 rows, frogged, 18 rows, frogged again...then put it away for the duration of the road trip.
This pattern is a bear to work as written. When I arrived home last night I downloaded the demo version of Stitch Painter, and charted this pattern. Because it was only the demo version I could only do portions of the chart at a time. I now have a chart for the back including keeping in pattern while increasing, then 2 others for keeping in pattern while knitting the armscye shaping - one for the left side, another for the right side. I will go back in and chart the fronts before leaving for Georgia next weekend.
This took quite a bit of time, but it worked. Tonight while dinner was cooking I knit 2 rows, then after dinner I sat down, and was able to make progress again, correctly keeping in pattern.
I see no way to knit this without charting it through the shaping.
Anyone who wants to knit this, (Donni?, Brigitte, up for try #2?), let me know and I'll copy my charts to you. Brigitte, I know why you gave up the first time.
Who was it that suggested Rorschack inkblot tests?