Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fuchsia - left sleeve started

I set aside my lace knitting this morning to work on Fuchsia, my top-down raglan.  I had been getting close to the point of joining and starting the sleeves and I wanted to get past that point before the work week started up again, as this is the project I am currently carrying with me in my everyday bag.  So this morning I curled up with my Kindle (I'm re-reading "The Lord of the Rings" as part of my prep for Susan's knitting journey) and finished up the neck shaping and started the first sleeve.  I did a figure 8 cast on for the stitches under the arm.  I've never done this before but like the look of the results.  It is a common technique for starting toe-up socks and also for mittens.

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