Ah yes, my right front piece is a good inch and a half too long. I probably made the mistake of measuring the piece while it was in my lap, and not on a flat surface. Hence the goof... So I know that one is for sure going to get ripped back to the beginning of the armhole shaping. But, it's no big thang. I can reknit in an evening, easily. But, there are a couple other issues.
I trundled along doing all my decreases incorrectly. This is the right edge, where I k2tog instead of ssk.
This is the left edge, where I k2tog, and it looks great. Now, I know that it's not that noticeable, but I'm leaning towards ripping all three pieces back and redoing the decreasing. Mainly because I know myself and I think I will lose sleep over it. Well, not really, but it will always be this nagging knowledge that I didn't do it right. It will make me squirm a bit if I don't fix it. By the way I have a copy of Knitter's Companion on it's way to me from Amazon to always have in my knitting bag to help keep me from doing this again!
The start of the whole problem. See how far off it is?
I knew when I started to see this blue I was in trouble.
But wait, there's more! I got sucked into the stripe matching vortex. (it's all Teresa's fault, look how beautiful her Butterfly is!) I ran out of usable yarn about halfway through my first sleeve. Luckily, I found more, same dye lot and everything, at a reasonable price on eBay. (thanks emtnestr!) I'm at a standstill on new Butterfly knitting, but as you know I have plenty to keep me occupied until the new yarn arrives. Now, I have seriously long arms for a woman, and sleeves that are too long are never ever a problem. (did I say never?) I think the Butterfly sleeves are going to be too long. I'm talking, they're going to be down to the middle of my fingers, easy! I'm going to huck the sleeve for now and fix the other issues, block the pieces, sew up the shoulders and try the dang thing on to be absolutely sure if I need to redo the sleeve.
I was too
lazy tired to work on Butterfly's issues last night, so I sat down and whipped up this little swatch with the yarn I dyed in class. Chip even likes it, and that's huge coming from him! I want it to be a hat, but it is so incredibly itchy that I just can't imagine having it against my skin, or even my hair! Perhaps a lightweight polarfleece liner? yeah! damn, I just sold some in my yard sale last weekend...and yes, there was yarn too.