Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My Mermaid update

I think I last posted shortly after I started Mermaid (#3 colorway) in October. Some of you are so fast at knitting Mermaid that I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I'm still not done. I've had other projects to do, though, so I haven't been able to devote all of my knitting time to Mermaid.

As of today, I only have one sleeve left to knit. I finished sleeve #1 last night and then started on sleeve #2 immediately. I'm hoping to finish Mermaid completely by the end of this month. I didn't carry colors along through the gussets, so even though I wove in the ends as as I knit, I do have quite a bit of neatening to do besides the blocking and sewing. I'll be sure to post a final pic when I get there.

I have to thank Amy once more for the fabulous spreadsheet she put together for Mermaid. I couldn't have knit the pattern without it. For a while, I thought I would have to work out the sleeve instructions myself. After spending a couple hours trying to figure them out, I was quite relieved to find that a version of the spreadsheet with the sleeves was available.

There are several other Hanne Falkenberg designs that I like, such as Tivoli, Diva and Tweedie. However, I'm just not willing to give them a try unless I know the instructions are better than the ones that came with Mermaid. Are all HF patterns written the same way?


Anonymous said...

Oh I can understand what you mean.... the patterns are really hard to read and to work.
I made a Ballerina and now I'm working on a Ballerina
From my feeling the Ballerina is worse than the Mermaid.

But on the other hand..... the finished products are great, aren't they?!

Keep on knitting!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am having trouble with the gusset in mermaid where I seem to have multiple short rows. Should I wrap again a wrapped stitch or should I stagger them as it doesn't sit right with one wrapped stitch on another. Maybe I am not reading the pattern correctly here. HELP!!!!