I finished the main knitting on the Fiery Bolero – only the ribbing is left.
Not bad, eh? Well see that line of stitch markers on the right?
That’s how much I need to take off the sleeves. The sleeves are too long – my mom wanted short sleeves, and these are elbow-length without the ribbing! And since the whole piece is knit up the back, cast on for the sleeves, and down the fronts, there’s almost no way to rip back (I sure ain’t ripping all the way to the back).
You know what that means…STEEK TIME!
I’m going to use crochet steeks. I practiced on a swatch last night – forgive the photo quality, it was late.
I have realized, of course, that since this one is for my mom – it isn’t due until Christmas Day. Other presents will have to be exchanged before then, therefore this one’s getting backburnered for awhile! Too many other things to knit!
I did start another present – a fantastically gorgeous sock out of Ultramerino 6.
It’s on 3.25 mm needles and I loooove it – that sock is already done! DK weight socks rock!