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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A one sleeve wonder

Well, as you can see from the picture above I finished the body of Wicked and am partway down one sleeve. I have 271 yarn ends to weave in at some point which you can see hanging out of the sweater. I tried working the sleeve on two circular needles as the pattern says, but my dislike of circulars changed my mind after two rounds and I got out my DPN's. I figure if it's good enough for socks, it's good enough for sleeves. I've got to double check, but I don't think there's any shaping on the sleeves which will make them look slightly belled, but hopefully not be so big as to get in the way. I love the way bell sleeves look, but for practical use they are sometimes more trouble than they are worth. You can't cook in them (Holy Flaming Sweater, Batman), they don't always feel good in a coat, but they do look dramatic when you stand in a forest with elves. I'm hoping that Wicked will be wearable for the more day to day activities of my life, but also be ready to fill in for those impromptu elf social events that always throw us for a loop. A woman's wardrobe has to be ready for anything these days!



Blogger SheepsPyjamas said...

Shouldn't that be "Holey Flaming Sweater?" Very pretty so far -- and please say hi to the elves for me...

12:19 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Hmm, maybe I need to start a new project. I don't think I have anything in my wadrobe for elf social events, :). Your wicked is looking really good.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Coming along nicely. Love the shaping around the waist.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Ann C. said...

Dear Melanie, Your life sounds like mine. I had planned to knit last week but our plumbing decided to clog up. The plumber (friendly Ray) came Monday and unclogged it then suggested we have it dug up and replace the pipe. Only 450 dollars. So we did. That better have cured it! I had jury duty on Thursday which is a drag. Luckily didn't get called but still had to sit down at the courthouse all morning. Talk about drilling through bathroom walls, twice now we've had Mama cats have babies in the attic. Both times they dropped babies down the wall between the powder room and the kitchen so we now have a permanent hole in that wall so we can fetch out trapped and screaming kittens who are usually still blind and quite helpless. One still lives with us and is known as Wall Baby for obvious reasons. She is tiny, delicate, and solid gray. So pretty and sweet. Love the way your dying came out. I really want to try that but haven't the nerve or the room. Gotta run.
Ann Carpenter in Dallas, Texas

5:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Ooh, Wicked is looking fine! I love the color!

6:28 PM  
Anonymous thesis writing service said...

This is a very good system of knitting. I'll try it as soon as possible!

1:57 PM  

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