|Dining table in the process of being "dressed" for dinner, with 1860s portrait of great-great-Uncle Fred and Aunt Isabella in the background (yes, they're both wearing petticoats).|
Being a very good fellow, and understanding of the process of producing a well-fitting sweater, James co-operated not once, not twice, but THREE times during the course of the day by trying on the semi-finished garment. He wants it longer, so that when he raises his hands in the air there's no exposed skin at the waist. Not unreasonable, but it meant spending most of today re-knitting the last few inches of both right sleeve and body with an additional panel. It's the ribbing that seems to take forever.
As for the experiment with adding his initials to the cuff, it was a spectacular failure, as anticipated. Initials work best in seed stitch (when done in purl only they disappear into the fabric). Here's how his initials looked when charted:
|The "A" is for Anson, my grandfather's name.|