This week is kind of a catchup week… and boy do I need it. I have been working on a project with a really tight deadline and haven’t had a chance to work on my Olga’s Vest with all of you. I would love to tell you what it is, but unfortunately if I told you I’d have to kill you. Haha! I’ll tell you soon enough… don’t worry. By the end of October you will hear all about it.
Last week I promised that I would discuss lifelines again since there isn’t much to work on this week besides the other half of the front. I came across this great YouTube video on two ways to insert lifelines. The video shows how to insert a lifeline using Knit Picks Interchangeable needle (but this will also work for Lantern Moon Interchangeable needles as well). The other technique the video shows works well for both straight and circular needles. I have never seen this technique used before this video but it is kind of neat and not hard to do.
How ever you decide to insert a lifeline make sure you put them in often- but remember DO NOT remove your center lifeline until you are done (and satisfied) with the second armhole. Next week we will talk about the second armhole and a little slit modification possibility. I have done a slit before…. in retrospect it was a little too deep of a slit but I still really love it. I also think if I didn’t do the slit as deep as I did then the vest wouldn’t have fit around my ample tushy…. since I made it too long to start with – one mess right after another.
Please let me know if you have any questions- you can post them here, Ravelry or Facebook or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also don’t miss out on the little SALE I am having on three of my patterns. Make sure to use the Ravelry coupon code NewsletterSale9.12 by Tomorrow- September 9th, 2012 by 11:59pm Pacific Time to receive 15% off your purchase of Alisha’s Cardigan, Rippling Lace and Walt’s Tangled Cables.