Requisite Boring Progress Shot
Thanks to my fellow knit-bloggers who check me out from time to time, they've helped me figure out Phildar's French-glish instructions. Special shout-out to Mari, who, out of the kindess of her heart, sent me an email with row-by-row instructions of the brain-fart-inducing shoulder/neck shaping described previously. The more I looked at the length of the sweater, the more it looks like pajama to me. I've decided to crop it down a little bit (only 2"), so we'll see how this little stripey devil will turn out. Inspired by Tara's short-row shoulder shaping for her short-sleeved Vogue top , I've insanely decided to be a short-row follower. With help from Nona's "ask Nona" archives describing short-row shaping in detail, this Phildar stripey back currently has all its live stitches intact. Frankly, I have no idea what I am doing, but we'll soon find out when the grafting happens. If it comes out well, I'm keeping the top. But if my spontaneous idea of cropping the top by 2" turns out to be a disaster, I need to find me a shorter-torso buddy in a sz 4 to wear this baby.