Back from holiday

Look who’s back! They had a great time in Florida. Sleeve #1 stayed in the shade and lost a little weight.

This little number is almost finished. I need to weave in the ends, put a little picot edging on it and block it out. I think I knit the sleeve cap about 6 times in the end, but I am really happy with the shape of it (I know it looks like a flattened flower above but trust me, it fits great!) and with the placing of the lace panel.

Sleeve #2 had major reconstructive surgery.

I had got as far as 2″ down the last sleeve from the underarm and was saying to myself, maybe it will block out. I got out the iron and while I was waiting for it to heat up, I looked at the sleeve and thought, that is never going to block out. I ripped it out and picked up my stitches again – this time with 30 less than before. It seems to have made all the difference. I have even made a note of how many stitches I’ll need to pick up again for the other sleeve to avoid this situation again. I should have this cardigan finished already! I want to get to the steeking!

I had the opportunity to make it along to Knit Night at This is Knit last Thursday. It was great. I had had the worst day imaginable. Something to do with a job I have to do next week, being swamped in music for it and having a nervous breakdown over the whole situation. It was good to get out and be silly with some other knitters for a while. I got to see Jacqui’s Fluffy Cuffs (love the colour combination!) in person! And I picked up some Helen’s Lace.


I want something to wrap around myself. I have only ever knit myself one shawl and it came out scarf-sized. I wear it all the time, but I’d like something larger for when I don’t want to bring a cardigan. I think a Swallowtail Shawl would do the trick. Anything that’s not a sleeve.

3 thoughts on “Back from holiday

  1. Hehe, I wondered how long it would take you to buy some of the lace yarn. 🙂 I didn’t think it would take long. I look forward to seeing what you knit with it…

  2. too bad I didn’t go to TIK last Thursday I would have met you 🙁 (it was Holy week and I had a difficult choice to make : go to Church or go to TIK ;-)) maybe another time. I like this lace yarn…there are tons of great lace shawls, I’m sure you’ll find a nice one.

  3. What an elegant sleeve, well, actually, what an elegant piece of knitting. I adore the detail on the sleeve – the struggle was well worth it!!!

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