Shimmer progress!

Shimmer progress, 9/19/04
Shimmer progress, 9/19/04

Shimmer has been a chore so far, I’m telling you! I tried completing the back piece first, but after tearing it out twice (the second time I had been nearly finished!) I decided to do the arms first. I’m happy that I did; they seem to be taking a lot longer than I thought they would, though they look pretty cool. I’m especially happy about the flared cuffs; I’m happy they’re turning out well.

Shimmer flared cuffs rock!
Shimmer flared cuffs rock!

I’m still only on the first arm, and I’m hoping to finish it sometime tomorrow and start on the second. I decided to use a new method of casting on this time, one that looks better on ribbing; the double cast on. It took me awhile to get the hang of it; I had to find pictures online and flip them in Photoshop so I could do the stitch the lefty way. (I really wish a book on left-handed knitting existed!) However, I’m very pleased with the edge the cast on left me, and I’m even happier with my Shimmer progress!