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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Finished Sleevies!

minimalist cardi sleeves done

I hope you all had a great weekend! We saw the new Indiana Jones movie - good, solid summer action flick, lazed around the house and during the Deadliest Catch marathon on the Discovery Channel, I finished knitting the Minimalist Cardi's sleeves and decided that crab is probably way too cheap.

I ended up taking about an inch off the pattern's measurement before I started the sleeve cap shaping (I may have mentioned this Friday, but I haven't been caffeinated yet this morning, so bear with me.) When I finished, I held the top of the sleeve cap to my shoulder bone and I think it's going to fall perfectly so I can push it to just below my elbow and it will puff just a bit. By taking out some of the stitches for the lower ribbing, the cuff of the sleeve fits so it won't fall down either (this was a problem that several people in Ravelry noted).

Now I have sleeves to sew into two sweaters (no, I haven't put them in the Highly Modified Chinese Lace Pullover yet either). I'll get them finished soon, because I don't want a bunch of sleeves running around here*, but the weather has turned warmer here, so I don't think I'll be wearing either sweater anytime soon. I've pretty well decided that I'm going to be knitting things for Fall and Winter this Summer, so that I've got warm, snuggly things to wear when it does get cold (I realize this seems like a no brainer, but sometimes it's difficult to sit under heavier sweaters when its 90 degrees outside).

*I think there's a cheesy 50's horror movie there - Night of The Unsewn Sleeves or something.



Blogger Diana said...

"Deadly Embrace of the Unsewn Sleeves" sounds Hitchcockian to me! We enjoyed the Indy movie too.

Would you be interested in coming to a knitter/spinner gathering on June 15th in Martinsburg WV? If so, join RusticTartsAndOldFarts on Yahoo groups for more info. The great MMario will be there!

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