After a lot of figuring and mathing and counting, I cast on again for the kid’s Orange Snakes sweater.
You can’t tell from this photo yet, but I’m in the second pattern repeat! And at the first button-hole row! (Now I have to remember which side I want the buttonholes on. And find EZ’s Knitters Almanac, which I took out of the project basket, maybe for bedtime reading? So I should look on the bedside table in a minute. For the one-row buttonhole. It’s in the chapter with the pi shawl for travel knitting.)
I think I’ll try to learn from my mistakes. When I finish the second repeat, onto waste yarn it goes to check size. (cross fingers here)
Speaking of learning – I love slipping the first stitch as if to purl, yarn in front, on garter stitch. Makes a lovely chain edge, a nice finish without extra work. Works nicely for picking up stitches from too. But not so good if I’ll be seaming that edge. The seams are too bulky – the slipped stitch goes inside the seam, because otherwise it looks pretty crummy, so a whole extra two stitches in the seam. And I figure this out on a baby sweater! Not so bad I’ll be reknitting the sleeves of the Forest Tomten, especially since I’d like to be able to give it the mom next weekend. But something I need to keep in mind. I’m sure I’ve read it somewhere already, but I don’t remember unless it’s relevant just then.
Keep on knitting. Keep on knitting.