Where is Will Shortz* when you need him? I finished knitting up all the pieces for Grace (from the spring 04 knitty), but they don’t look like they will match up neatly.
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I tried to do the math to make it work, but this must be a pattern where getting the correct gauge is critical (or having a functioning brain might help, too). Anyway, I am going to rip back the lower front piece and make the slope less severe, and that should work, hopefully. The color is so bright that it’s sort of making me see spots.
*Will Shortz is the puzzlemaster on NPR‘s Weekend Edition Sunday. How I love to listen to his puzzles! He is also the editor of Games Magazine or something.
TO THOSE IN NYC–Cancer-fighting Megan is out in NYC right now, and I think she’s free to play a bit on Friday. She is staying in Brooklyn. If anyone is interested in doing coffee or something (she’s not a knitter), please contact me, and I can put you in touch with her.

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7 Responses to puzzler

  1. Lizzi says:

    My soon-to-be mother-in-law is good friends with Will Shortz’ ma! I actually got to meet him when he came to my college to do a lecture/game night, and it was the best guest lecture I’d ever been to! (Though I hear from some of the older professors that Ursula K. Le Guin was really good–too bad she showed up in the early 80’s, only a few years after I was born and waaaay too early for me to have read any of her books.)
    Anyway, I love that color, so I’m really pulling for you to fix the whole thing up and model it for us!

  2. alison says:

    What are you talking about? From the photo, the Grace pieces look right to me, except that the V-neck may be a little wide. Good luck with it. The colour will keep you awake until you finish.
    I wonder if tofu winnies can do all those cute things?

  3. Katherine says:

    yeh looks purrrrfect to me too! I only wish I had a higher knitting skill level so I could knit it too!!! I really love the pattern and filed it away for a more experienced day. I adore the colour aswell – you da bomb!

  4. Meg says:

    Did you lay everything out together as they’d be put together? Maybe it could be a sort of optical illusion due to the eye-popping color? Worth a try before the extra work.
    That’s going to be a great top!

  5. Wendy says:

    I just finished Grace myself (used GGH Soft Kid in Blue) and the front piece had the same severe slope. The pieces ended up fitting perfectly anyway. In fact, once they were together, it sort of created a dart action, if you will, and the front has a nice shaping to it. Good luck!!!!

  6. Silvia says:

    I think it looks fine too (though suspiciously longer than mine…hmmm…) When I sewed mine up, I put WS together, pinned both ends where I wanted them to end up. Lay it on a flat surface, hold the pins and gently pull so that the seam area is flat, pin the center of where your pulling and keep pinning centers like this until all the ease is distributed evenly. I sewed up with mattress stitch and it worked well. When sewing on the fronts to the v-part, I started in the center and ease pinned each side separately. Worked fine, though at first you do wonder if you’ve made some grave error in the knitting measurements.
    I love the color you chose, hope it works!

  7. Kitty says:

    Holey moley I am so glad you posted about Megan – I would love to meet up with her, although it would have to be after work, say 6ish. If you write to my email, I can send you a phone number where Megan can reach me.

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