Friday, July 13, 2007

Na Craga--Done!


Impatient Na Craga
Originally uploaded by K2Karen
A finished UFO! The seaming I was so afraid of was trivial. The neck sucked. This alpaca just made the neck droop. In the spirit of Joyce Williams, I decided to make it work. I could have ripped it out and knit it tighter, but I decided to put a bit of elastic around the edge. It made a ruffle, but you know, I kind of like the ruffle.

I still have enough yarn to re-do the neck, but I think I'll just let this be. For a second sweater, it's not too bad.

7 comments:

Nanette said...

I love it! The color is terrific and I like your neckline adjustment. Congrats on your 2nd sweater.

gail said...

I don't see the ruffle, but I'm glad you like it! I'm all for making it work. It was so good to meet you at knitting camp!

Willi said...

Personally, I like the neck. It makes the sweater one of a kind. And it will be solely yours unless it happens to someone else and they have met Joyce at CAMP. That was fun wasn't it. BTW - your tank top was a hit at the LYS, everyone wanted to know the pattern that you adjusted the straps on.

judalea said...

not being knit-picky here, but is it an issue of the needle size used to do the ribbing or casting off? Elastic is a good idea and at least you know you'll be able to get it over your head

Nancy said...

Yeah for the genius of Joyce! I'd love to see pics about your camp! (I went to 2.75)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Overachiever indeed! Na Craga is a beauty...

Stephanie said...

OK, now you're just making me mad! I have been like a vegetable after returning from Camp. Still working on the Ultra Alpaca vest for my Dad, still working on the Step socks for DH. Do you sleep?? Miss our fun conversations. The Na Craga is gorgeous! How's that shetland sweater coming along?