Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Help! (The one where we plead with those more seasoned knitters for advice.)

I've been caught up in settling in in the new digs, in the new city. We finally had the first day of Chinese classes, so it's kind of nice not sitting waiting anymore. Not to say that I haven't done anything. I met up with a few friends and went to the Summer Palace. That photo looks a little odd because I've tweaked it so much (click the image for the Flickr page, which has a few more photos). The pollution that day was positively horrendous.

Summer Palace

I've been knitting too. I've gotten a fair way into my Somewhat Cowl, but I tried it on and the little nagging doubt I had about inseam length turned into a larger doubt.

Somewhat cowl?

Looking at it head on leads me to think that it's kind of okay (and holy smokes my arm looks a lot skinnier than it really is). But look. Doesn't that sleeve look a little loose and floppy to you? Let's take a closer look at the armpit. (This is where we emphasise how much we miss the significant other, not only for the fact that he takes better photos of my armpit than I do... or so I'd assume. Seriously, look at those photos!)

Oops #2

That's looking like it'll be fairly floppy, no? So can someone (or preferably someones) more experienced in the top-down raglaning give me a little advice? What do I do? Will this sort itself out? Or should I cut my losses, frog back and shorten the inseam? If you recommend I do the latter, how much should I shorten it by? (Thank you thank you thank you!)

In order to distract my self from what I have convinced myself is the impending doom, I've been studying and spinning (it's merino roving, for what it's worth).