Sleeves! Sleeves! Who will buy my wonderful sleeves?

I have been wondering if my sleeve woes are connected somehow to the vernal equinox. Each sleeve I knit got progressively worse the closer we came to the equinox. Once it passed, each sleeve became progressively better again. I’m going to put it on my list for PhD thesis ideas. Misshapen sleeves, their connection to earthly movements and its effect on knitters can join Men and the invisible hunchback: why we are compelled to knit for them and the pitfalls that lie therein and Steeking: living with an obsession.

I finished the Prima top yesterday. It is totally finished. I wove in all the ends and did a simple crochet border all around. I really like how the sleeve cap came out (Eventually. Talk about pulling teeth.).

And the neckline lies very nicely too. It is a little more scooped than I had intended but who knows what it will look like on the model (the only information I was given was to knit for a 36″ bust). This will be showing up in the Summer issue of Yarn Forward.

I am way ahead of schedule with this one but I am glad because I want to move on to some other things – the grey cardigan, for example.

I am very nearly finished the first sleeve. Once I got the sleeve cap done it was plain sailing. I am literally itching to steek this one so I can get it done! I also have a much better of idea of how best to steek this so I’m looking forward to trying it out again. I don’t remember casting on for the Tangled Yoke cardigan but I obviously did…

I will be AWOL for the next few days because I am working as vocal accompanist for Sligo Feis Ceoil. I haven’t had cause to write about how I actually earn a living in a while so for any new readers out there, I am a pianist by trade. I teach piano, work as a music examiner from time to time and as an accompanist too, when I get the work. I have never worked as an accompanist for a Feis before so I have no idea what to expect. All I know is that I have two long days, 9am to 9pm, and that there will be a lot of coffee involved.

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