And so is the neckline of my Hurry-up Last Minute Sweater. Time to pick the yarn for the hems. I want a contrasting color, of course and, as Elizabeth Z suggests, I'll use a lighter weight yarn to make the hem. A light worsted is most suitable for keeping the hem nice and trim. Now to choose the color.
Here are the three candidates. Looking at this photo I can already
tell that the plain red is out; it is just too predictable. The other two are a toss up. The top ball is Amber in Dancing Colors, and the ball at the bottom is OM organic merino (I know! I really do need to find a way to get OM up on the website....well that story is another post). I love rust and grey together, but then the softness of Om at my wrists and neck is most appealing. Hmmmm. What do you think?
The shaping on this sweater is brilliant and most satisfying. Watching the sleeve decreases converge toward the front neck is exciting and I can barely put the knitting down, racing toward the finish(ing) line.
At this point this is one hefty piece of knitting. Not a project for the weak-wristed, I can tell you. With it's neckline still wide open, it has a definite 80's retro kind of Flashdance thing going on. But wait! Add leggings and a belt? C'est au courant!
that in her own endeavors at such figuring, she ended up with a rather
complicated version of this sweater. I wonder if she wrote that down
anywhere? I dream that there are loads of pages of things that
Elizabeth wrote that we'll see, if we're lucky, sometime in the
future. Now wouldn't that be grand?