my experience with sleeves
Obviously, it didn't go so well. In fact, it may have scarred me for life. And this sweater may very well be better without sleeves, but just leaving them off of the cabled turtleneck is not an option! I now have all the pieces finished and I just have to block them and then put it all together. I think I mentioned before that I feel like I'm terrible at finishing and also scared of it. It makes me anxious wondering if the pieces are going to actually fit together properly, and if they do, will my seams look like garbage and even if they don't, will I even like the way the sweater looks in the end??? I also have a sneaking suspicion that I knit the edges of the armholes improperly, which will make for more difficulty and weirdness in seaming. And...they cancelled the finishing class I signed up for. Gah! Guess it's just me and my Vogue Knitting reference. The two of us will have to have a sit-down and see what we can do.
I think there's a baby on the way. (Absolutely NOT mine, thank you very much!) But I'm pretty sure a dear friend has her second bun in the oven. I haven't gotten the official announcement yet, but I decided that I have enough information to start looking ahead at baby patterns! (Of course, I need very little excuse to look ahead at any kind of knitting pattern, no matter how far I am from actually knitting the thing!) I love the look of the Child's Placket-Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I love this one. And this one. I don't own the book, so I was going to borrow it from one of my knitter friends, but then discovered that the pullover pattern is apparently rife with errors and so has been republished for free online! Trellis is another option. I'm not actually sure which one she'd like more.
I also decided that Lady Eleanor will not be sumptuous enough with only 10 skeins of Silk Garden, so I ordered 2 more from School Products. I think that should do it. If I have any left over I can use it for a stripey Noro scarf a la Hello Yarn.
I was so close to casting on for Lucy in the Sky last night. So close.