Day 54: Finishing Touches

Pocket linings have been knit, all that’s left is to spend an awful lot of time with my tapestry needle.

I finished up the pocket linings using straight needles, as I said I was going to, and . The first lining I actually ended up having to take some rows out of, because I hadn’t really been paying attention to how long it was getting.

I kept track of how many rows I knit of the pockets themselves and thought I could just knit the same amount of rows to have an appropriately sized interior, but apparently that did not translate well to the lining in this case. I think I had to take out somewhere around 5-10 rows

Normally that might bother me, but I was watching Kung Fu Panda with my boyfriend while I was doing it, so I really wasn’t fussed. That and there were only about 30 stitches to the pocket lining, so I wasn’t exactly straining myself when it came to putting those stitches back on the needles.

I have to say, though, Kung Fu Panda is a really underrated movie. Or at least it was by me. My boyfriend loves it, along with the two sequels that it has so far. There were a lot fewer cringey moments in it than I remember, which is always good, and I was chuckling or even outright laughing through a lot more than I thought I would.

Anyway, I digress. You haven’t come here for a movie review.

The one thing that was annoying about knitting these pockets was that I was dealing with the entire weight and length of the rest of the sweater. And the pocket linings weren’t exactly lengthy themselves, so I had to untwist the entire sweater pretty much every row.

With two sleeves and something like 30 inches of sweater to untangle, it got to be a real pain real fast.

But that’s a tiny complaint, and in the light of being almost done with this sweater, I really couldn’t care less. I’m just happy this sweater has pockets at all!

Tomorrow, updates from tapestry needle hell. Wish me luck.

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