Tuesday, April 20, 2010

more sleeves...

Yes, the sleeves continue. Unfortunately, they aren't interesting, but it's all I've got at the moment.

Scary to think that this is the most exciting part of my life at the moment... (or at least the most exciting of the parts I'm willing to share...)
I do live a pretty full life, but I can't share work related stuff (I have no interest in getting Dooced), and I keep my family mostly anonymous, so while I do share quite a bit, there's nothing all that interesting happening right now. No family dramas, even. (Could be because I just haven't made much of an effort to be in contact with most of the in-laws.) My Mom is in Florida, and my brother and nephew are stuck in Europe - they went over for my nephew to play hockey in Iceland, Slovakia, German and France. Nice timing. Hopefully they're back later this week, but really, being stuck in Paris? Not so much of a hardship. And yeah, my 13 year old nephew was asked to play hockey in Europe. He's kinda good...
As far as the sleeves go - what you see above is 1 ball of the Rowan Yorkshire Tweed, knitted up as a top-down, set-in sleeve. (Have I mentioned how much I love this technique? I'm not sure I've mentioned it. It's brilliant, and I may have changed my opinion of raglans as my favourite sleeve. So, just in case I haven't mentioned it, I love this technique...)
I have a little more than 3 more balls of wool, which is perfect. 2 balls per sleeve, then the left overs for the front button band and neckline finishing. I started the short rowing on the other sleeve before finishing this one, as I wanted to do the short rowing while I still remembered any changes I made to the pattern on the first sleeve. (I like my sleeves to match). Then I'll finish both sleeves in the plain stockinette, with the turned hem same as the body.
I'm hoping to find some other knitting of interest to show, as watching sleeves grow inch by inch is the knitter's equivalent of watching paint dry.


TracyKM said...

Yeah, being stuck in Paris wouldn't be too bad :)
I started making another top-down, set in sleeve pattern (Vivenne, from Knitting Daily), but the sleeve 'caps' were knitted at the same time as doing the shoulders, AND there was V-neck shaping AND lace around the V-neck. Well, there was just too much going on all at the same time!
Picking up and knitting sleeves downwards is pretty common on the knitting machine and I imagine it would be great for handknitting too! Can't wait to see the finished top!

Sel and Poivre said...

I can`t believe how people are whining about their travel woes...if people want certainty and routine they should really stay home!

KnitTech said...

Sleeves are better than, 90K of bunched up lace.