Anyway, fast foward to now and I've got the body done:
|If you're interested, the pattern is Raindrop Cardigan from Twisted Stitches by Connie Chang Chinchio|
It bled like nobody's business. But that wasn't the main issue; after all, it will get another bath and I'll set it then. The main issue is this happend:
That is part of the bind off sequence for the armhole. Broken. With four stitches dropped down and saved with split stitch markers (by the way, always have split or locking stitch markers. They suck for normal use but they're a godsend when you drop a stitch or four come loose in a wash). I have no clue how that happened. I didn't agitate it much. I wove in all ends. I didn't do anything wrong, did I?
Now, this isn't that crazy to fix. I need to ladder up the four stitches back to the bind off, then re-bind them off with another piece of yarn. At least that's what I think will work. Unfortunately, it's still drying, and I can't try to fix it until it dries.
Now, hopefully this is the last issue....it would really suck if, say, the armholes are too big after I join the shoulders together.