I have been working on these Debbie Bliss Bow-Tied Bolero’s for–at least what feels like–a long time. The lovely lilac color is for the shop and the pink is for Kevin’s co-worker. I am, afterall, his knitting ho! Just kidding.
I think tomorrow is blocking day for the lilac. Pink needs another front and edging. While I didn’t especially love this Special Knits book–I am near finishing my 4th project from the book. Sadly, the Ribbed Jacket from August has yet to be gifted. In my defense, the friends moved and we didn’t get a new address till Christmas. The second ribbed jacket will be blocked tomorrow. Such a slacker.
Back to the book…I bought it to knit the Shawl blanket for Cameron’s first grade teacher (a bit of bribery). So, it must be a decent book–I am definately getting my money’s worth out of it. I had gotten Junior Knits at the same time and have no use for that book. I have to remember to take a picture of the finished Lace Trimmed Bolero in Cathay that I knit for the shop and was finished by Ann (Granny’s friend). It is really cute.
Well, it seems I have rambled long enough and gotten quite far from my original question. How close do you cut it? I was running pretty short on the ball for one sleeve. I was knitting both sleeves at the same time and was left with just about 20 inches of yarn–better than I thought. One woman who frequents the shop leaves enough long ends to knit sweaters for a small country! I, on the other hand, push my luck to the limits with the yarn. Frugality? Stupidity? I don’t know. I was lucky this time. Plenty of yarn to seam.