Ugh – sleeves! The real problem is that you have to actually knit on them to make them grow. I did pretty well over the weekend, powering through the end of one and this much of the other, but then I stalled, distracted by the shiny lure of books and the first season of Glee on DVD.
Here’s a preview of the entire opus.
The way it’s draped in the photo makes it look boxier than it is – I just checked the fit after the first sleeve and it’s perfect. This pattern really makes me do the happy dance; I will definitely knit this again. I plan to do the cap-sleeve shell version to wear over a long-sleeve t-shirt. I’ll give full details after I finish, but I did only the first of the body increases, and I’m decreasing for the sleeves quite a bit more rapidly than indicated in the pattern. In fact, had I followed the decreases as written, the sleeves would have either been 8 inches too long, or I wouldn’t have ended with few enough stitches at the wrist. My row gauge is correct – maybe I just have stubby arms.
Happy Tuesday! What are you knitting?