01 Dec 07, Saturday
Day 13 – At Sea
This is day five/six in a row at sea.
And the day we crossed the equator. I can understand the cruise ship needing to provide some sort of entertainment and celebration.
There were certainly enough watchers with cameras.
I really wasn’t sure about all the participants, who mostly seemed to be recruited from among the overweight and Italians.
The seas at this point were not completely smooth. Notice this close up of the back of the ship (shot from the front) and the level of the deck line against the horizon.
I have started the back of Mein Weg. Using the Rauma Finull in a pale grey seems to work quite well.
I have made a couple of changes in the pattern from the sleeves and it seems to make a difference.
Not wanting a size 42 (about US 12, give or take) I measured the width on the sleeves, then decided what I wanted around. 90 cm seemed like a good deal – 160 stitches rather than 248. I then calculated out that 13 ridges before starting the decreases also looked about right.
Instead of decreasing from the beginning, it meant that I increased on each side every other row while doing a paired decrease in the center on the same row. I also decided to make sure that I did not have any of the accent colour showing in the purl ridges.
Rather than having all six rows be reverse stockinette, I knit the first row of each set in the main colour. It really doesn’t show as a knit row, but now the stripes are much clearer which is important with the lighter contrast colour.
It looks like this.
Started Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde on the computer.
On the MP3 Player is The Big Over Easy. One of the Nursery Crime series also by Jasper Fforde, it precedes The Fourth Bear.