A Tale of Two Sleevies
OK first of all, I must confess, I have no idea why I'm having so much fun with the word "sleevies" but I am. I started on Oblique and I decided to do something different. Since I like to knit both sleeves and both fronts at once and when I do I'm working from two different balls of yarn at once, which makes it either fiddly or twisty, which I hate, I decided to break it up this time. I usually start with the back of a sweater, which I cruise through, partly because it's only one ball of yarn at a time. Then I have to do sleeves and fronts and I'm working with two balls of yarn for the rest of the sweater until it's time to do edgings. This means that I slow waaaaaay down on the sleeves and fronts because of the twistiness and the fidgeting and it's just plain irritating.
For Oblique, I've decided to start with the sleeves, then reward myself with the back and finish up with the fronts. See? I've broken up the irritating parts. By the time I get to the fronts, I'll almost have sweater, and I won't have any way to convince myself that I can skip the fronts (you can skip the sleeves and have a vest, but if you skip the fronts, you get something not appropriate for this blog), so at that point it's just stupid not to plow straight through and finish. As you can see, I'm past the turned back cuff and have started on the patterning. I thought the patterning was going to be a pain, but after a few rows, it's pretty easy to read and it's not slowing me down. It's not as brainless as straight Moss Stitch, but it's easy enough that I can watch TV with it. I love the way this yarn (Andean Silk from Knit Picks in Cream) is working up in this design and so far, I haven't changed a thing on the pattern!