Sep 11, 2008

Sahara Revisited

DSC_0673In an uncharacteristic display of focus, as soon as I finished the Watermelon Baby Sweater I reached for another UFO and set to work on it. It must've been late last year or early this year when I last set Sahara aside so I was amazed to find out how close I was to finishing the body. In no time at all I had finished the hip increases and now I'm nearly finished with the shaping at the bottom edge too. Having somewhat fuller hips I have decided to omit the accent at the bottom of the sweater. I really don't need to draw attention to that part of me.

Not only have I refocused on Sahara - I even had the presence of mind to check the fit. Will wonders never cease? I put all of the stitches on dental floss the other night and, with no shortage of apprehension, I tried Sahara on and I was amazed to find that it's perfect. There's not much ease but I suspect that the Cotton Fleece will stretch a little due to the cotton so I expect that this will fit me to a T.

Now Sleeve Island calls but I'm so excited about getting to good part(where I add the decorative parts) that I don't mind at all. In fact, I feel so good about this knit that I'm setting a goal for finishing it even though that' usually the kiss of death. The High Holidays are just about a month away and I aim to be wearing Sahara during them. One way or another I'll make it happen.


Carole Knits said...

Look at you go!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'll meet your goal!