I managed to finish the curried cable jacket without using another skein, and I’m pleased with the results! I took apart the placket like I talked about in my previous post. With the yarn, I was able to finish seaming the sleeves and set them into the armscye. Plus, I still had enough yarn to stabilize the center front so that I could sew the zipper in without worrying about any stretchy funny-business. Now that it’s done, I think it looks just fine without the placket. I’d actually been a little worried about the placket sticking out oddly because I’m rather well endowed–I really don’t need a wonky placket to draw attention to that area.
Of course, this also brings me to the woulda-coulda-shoulda segment of my post. I really should have lengthened the jacket between the hem and the armscye shaping. I remembered to shorten the bust-to-shoulder length, as I’m a little short in that area, but I forgot to compensate by lengthening the lower portion of the jacket. Oh, well. The issue may fix itself as I wear the jacket and it hangs-out a bit. I could also cross my fingers and hope to lose some weight in the next couple of months, like I should. 🙂
I’ve also been working some on my second overlapping leaves sock. I had some down time last weekend and was able to knit from the toe up to the gusset increases. Then, tonight, I got started on those increases. I may actually get these done before going on vacation. I think I’ll need another sock project to bring with me, or maybe another baby blanket for a friend.