Here is the kersti top down raglan, just past the point where the sleeves are held on other yarn (thanks ANN, recognize it?) and you continue knitting the body stitches in the round. The kersti is absolutely a dream to knit on bamboo circulars. I think I need to remember when swatching that the needle/fiber pairing selection has a great deal to do with the enjoyment of the actual knitting of the garment. Producing a swatch, and getting gauge is One Thing, but garment construction can be a long process, and for those of us who are easily bored/and or distracted/with not enough precious knitting time, this can be a critical factor.
Usually, my name generator brain cells would have LOTS of potential monikers for this sweater, but I'm stumped. So, what do you think? Help me name the kersti sweater.....please?
Today I am planning to actually procure the size 1US needles and attempt the magic loop technique. Elizabeth, I have not forgotten your generous offer of a tutorial, and will email you as soon as I have the little darlings in my possession. It's been JUST a bit crazy around here...and the worst part is, I can't share the Big News until next week. It's MIRACULOUS, though, let me just say that. HUGE.
I spent part of my afternoon yesterday with our marvellous maggi. She was the very first knitblogger I ever met *in person* and everytime I think about it, well, I'm kind of at a loss for words. She is an AMAZING person, someone I am SO proud to know, and she took time out of her day to sit and chit chat with me and meet the Puppy Princess. When I picked up Daughter at the library after work, she said *MAGGI was here, and I MISSED her? Mom!* She was really disappointed. I explained that we had some grownup things to talk about, just us two, and that we would see her soon. Promise. It just amazes me that my Daughter thinks my Knitting Friends are the Coolest.People.Ever.
She is RIGHT.