Friday, June 06, 2014

Fractured Progress

I've made quite a bit of progress on Fractured.
I thought I had about 10 more rows of body to do before I do a ribbed edging, but it looks like I'm done-done with the body.
But now, looking at these photos, I think I waited WAY too long to start the hip increases.  I can see that my waist is about 2 diamonds up from the edge.  That's where the slow curve out to my hips starts.  I didn't start increasing until the start of the last diamond.
See what I'm talking about?  The triangles are the increases.  The dotted line is my waist.

Even more troubling is that this sweater isn't blocked at all, so it could grow even more.  Wait ... maybe that could make everything A-OK.

Oh, and another thing  I'm forgetting - once I add the arms, the whole thing might get pulled up higher.  Arm holes on a top-down raglan sweater can stretch out a lot before they have a sleeve attached.
Whew!  OK.  I'm not going to make any rash frogging or bottom edge decisions.  I think the next step is to add the arms and then reevaluate the fit.

My goal is to finish this sweater in June so I can wear it during the chilly San Francisco summer.  It would have come in handy this week, for sure!  Don't let our highs of 70 F fool you.  It might be 70 F for about 5 minutes in the afternoon.  The rest of the day downtown is dreary, damp, foggy, blustery, and bone-chilling.

I doubt I'll have it done in time for our mini roadtrip to Devil's Postpile this summer to see columnar basalt, which was the inspiration for the name of this sweater.  I'm looking forward to seeing such a spectacular natural formation!  I guess I won't need the sweater there, though, since it's normal summer temps once you get out of the city.
9 Comments leave a comment


Pamela said ...
Wow - this is looking beautiful! Can't wait to see the sleeves!
6/6/2014 12:33 PM

Shanna said ...
I love the pattern on that sweater - you've done a great job! I remember learning (from a Craftsy class) that for hourglass shaping, decreases and increases should end or start about 2 inches from the waistline, so hopefully the shaping on your Fractured will be ok as is - looks fine to me, anyway!
6/6/2014 11:41 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Shanna ... Oh! Good to know. :)
6/21/2014 12:11 AM

Looks like a nice job!
6/7/2014 12:43 AM

christa said ...
.. it looks very nice...
ciao ciao Christa
6/7/2014 9:29 AM

Ann Y Stokes said ...
This sweater is awesome. Love the diamond pattern. I want to try it when I'm a little farther along in my knitting skills.

As for your low temps, you are stealing our low temps! LOL here in the Reno area, it is very unseasonably hot. Even as high desert and in the foothills like we are, the night temps are in the high 50's. Completely unacceptable! So send the coller temps over the mountains, ok?? LOL

I first saw Devul's Postpile in 1971 when we moved to Mammoth Lakes. They are stunning. We would just sit and stare at them for hours. Too bad they've had to restrict visitation times and area due to erosion effects. I know you will get awesome pics!
6/7/2014 1:26 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Ann Y Stokes ... Oooo! Now I can't wait to see them. Recently saw Bodie and Lake Mono! Bet you've already been there, too. :)
6/21/2014 12:10 AM

wow... your knitting always amazes me!
6/8/2014 11:27 AM
 
Lynda M Otvos said ...
The color is just delightful on you. What an inspired choice !~! Do have fun in the desert, I'm just over the bridge in Point Richmond and we've been cooler than most yet warmer than usual too. Strange weather has totally confused my fruit trees: I have ripe apples, immature apples and a few blossoms left all at once on three trees. The cherries are all gone already, eaten by us and the birds. The blueberries have been munched off the bush while the tomatoes are flowering and setting fruit.
6/9/2014 11:40 AM

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