Thursday, September 13, 2007

I think I can, I think I can...

Man, sleeves are hard. They're like the "eating your vegetables" of knitting.

So, I have one sleeve left to go (I'm about 30 rows into it). I sew as I go (so I don't have to do it all at once), and here's what I've got:


The body of the sweater is a little bit tight, but the moss stitch fabric is so stretchy, I expect it to relax a bit in the wash. And hopefully, those tubes o' stockinette will relax a bit, too!

Barring disaster, I expect to really love this once it's finished. Which is good, because I'd have a hard time choking down my veggies (ie, knitting this sleeve) otherwise.

I don't know how the rest of you are doing on yardage, especially since everyone is subbing for the recommended yarn. My size calls for 8 balls, I ordered 9, and I'll be using a large chunk of that 9th ball. Granted I added a little length to the body of the sweater (about 1/2-3/4"), but I think I would have gone over 8 balls even if I had followed the pattern exactly.

4 comments:

Bobbi said...

seaming as you go sounds like a great idea! and you're right about the veggies part! :)

kathy in juneau said...

Wow! It looks great already. That's the kind of motivational "show and tell" we need. Thanks!

Danielle said...

Your sweater's looking great so far! I think I'm going to knit the sleeves at the same time so I can just get it over with all at once.

Holly Jo said...

Your sweater looks great. Not far enough along to tell about the yarn situation.