Sunday, April 22, 2007

Still Springing...

Today the guys started digging at the roots with the goal of excavating for the next section of the path. This picture shows a 4 foot long section of root they managed to extract. It's about 5 or 6 inches in diameter. First they loosened up the soil around it as well as they could and removed what they could. Then, they went at it with an ax and a saw. I think the ax was a more effective weapon.

Below, is the picture of the Root Canal (so to speak), showing the rest of it in situ.


This is the biggest of the roots in the way of the path, but the hundreds of smaller ones might be more annoying in some ways.

This morning I cut the steeks for the Baby James Cardigan. I've got a couple inches of hood done now, which this picture doesn't show.

I need to find some standards for the depth of a hood for a 12 month size. I don't recall ever seeing that on the CYC Standards page. Or I could go see what measurement Debbie Bliss uses for hoods in her patterns and multiply by 60%...

I'm mulling over making the edgings along the front in dark navy or the bright blue main color. These will be very narrow, really just a pick up and a cast off, and be sewn to the zipper. If I go with navy and get a navy zipper, and put a narrow navy edging around the hood, it might look pretty spiffy. Opinions?

9 comments:

Sandykins57 said...

I'm leaning toward the darker blue, as well. I think it'd really look sleek!

Cindy G said...

Go Navy! Whoops, it's not a football game, it's a sweater. But I, too, like the dark blue edging concept.

Helen said...

oh yes! The darker, especially with the dark zipper, would be a nice touch to tie it all together.

Bezzie said...

Yeah I think a navy edging on the hood and zipper would really tie it together.

Wendy said...

My guess is that the hood should measure about 7.5 inches... Looking good!

Leslie said...

I like the navy idea! As for the hood size, the Daisy cardigan pattern on Knitty (Summer 2003)has a hood...maybe you could use that as a guideline.

Carol said...

I like the navy. Very nice!

Terby said...

Wow! That's a root. We dug up a small tree, and it was a nuisance in our sandy soil. I'm impressed by the magnitude of this project. (I'm late, so any comments on the knitting are pretty moot.)

Kim said...

DH and teenage son love the sawzall. I've never seen them so happy as when they're pruning the palm trees with a sawzall. That would make short work of any roots in the way of the path.