June 05, 2009

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The downside to knitting sweaters from the top down; once you've knit the body and start the sleeves there's a whole lot of stuff hanging down from your needles. And this has to be flipped around along with your knitting or else you get your work balled up in a knot. I've been making excellent progress on a sweater and now the sleeves are bugging the shit out of me. I have to kick myself in the butt and not start anything (small and free dangling) all the time. Also considering making short sleeves, and must remind myself of the stupidity of wool sweaters with short sleeves. I need my long sleeves!

The sweater is gorgeous though, a great fit and very, very blue.

Falk 5646

Even more blue than this! When I first started knitting I almost thought it was too blue. I love blue!
Blue like the summer sky, like fjords and the great wide ocean. I long to go to the summer house soon... But first I have to finish the darned sleeves!

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5 comments:

knottygnome said...

i know what you mean. i often end up on sleeve island myself, which is why i'm starting to favor knitting in pieces. (and i've often ended up with unintentional 3/4 sleeves due to calling it "good enough")

good luck getting through it!

Moan said...

Hope to see a picture very soon!
Sounds delightful!

Kverulantinnen said...

You can always knit the sleeves first...

Anne Tone said...

Gleder meg til å se det ferdige resultatet! Jeg trenger inspiasjon og et dytt i baken til å sette i gang med et prosjekt til meg selv.. Har en genser jeg har veldig lyst på, men det er så skummelt med voksenstørreklse. Er så redd at jeg ikke blir fornøyd med fasongen...

Batty said...

Yes, the knit/flip bit is a little annoying. But no seaming!