SO fed up with Blogger. There are typos in my previous post that I tried and TRIED to correct and only got very annoying error messages. I see that other people had the same problem and are close to giving up on Blogger also. I would love to move the whole shooting match over to Typepad but lethargy and techno-terror are holding me back. If anyone has any wisdom to contribute on this subject, I'm all ears.
I am sailing along on the Rosedale United sweater. The sleeves were completed first, which allowed me to postpone the agony of figuring out the intarsia part, which although it is very simple as intarsia goes, was totally new ground for me.
It was near midnight when I approached the intarsia instructions for the first time. I followed them exactly even though they made no sense to me. Then I couldn't figure out how to proceed. The pattern says "work in pattern as established" but I couldn't figure out just how the pattern had been established or how to get the strands of yarn in the right places when I needed them.
I consulted the Vogue book. It says quite plainly that intarsia can't be knit in the round. Apparently there was some part of NOT KNIT IN THE ROUND that I didn't get. Only when I read to the end of the pattern and saw seaming instructions for the sweater front did it sink in.
You stop knitting in the round when you start the intarsia. You knit back and forth instead. You will have a partial seam to sew on the front of the sweater when it's completed.
This is going to be another berzerko week. Tomorrow I'm heading to a fancy resort in the Wisconsin Dells for a state library conference and will be there till Friday. So this week will be a work-imposed blogging break. My knitting will go along on the trip and I'm hoping to make some good progress both on the Rosedale and on the current socks. I may even throw caution to the winds and take along the raw materials for a new project or two.
Bye till the weekend.