Okay, so this week I was determined to have my sweater all in one piece in time for this week's photo shoot. Fail. But I came really, really close. I finished sleeve #2 (Yay!), and have everything ready to go to start joining pieces on Mr. Right's Avast. But, I'm a bit stumped with the directions and haven't been able to meet my knitting group gurus for lunch this week. So here they sit, those finished pieces, waiting for a light bulb moment...
In the mean time (I mean, I finished the sleeve on Monday...), I decided to give the Hedgerow Socks a time out for a while to think about the errors of their (my?) ways. Instead, I cast on for this.
Here's a puzzle for you: When you have a pattern where the bottom of the garment is lace, the top front is cabled, the top back is ribbed and the shawl collar is stockinette, how do you swatch for gauge? Do you do a sort of a sampler with all the stitch patterns? Do you do a separate swatch for each? Inquiring minds, and all that... Personally, I said a little prayer and dove in. But I'm guessing that it might be handy knowledge for future projects. What say ye, smarty-pants knitterly types?
After you've educated me, zip over to Tami's blog and check out the rest of the WIPW crew's progress this week -- there's lovely stuff to be seen!