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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Sleeve

I finished the neck band of Dexter (that's all three bands done if you're counting), and I've begun my first sleeve.  I used three skeins of yarn to knit the body and bands, but I didn't use any of the skeins completely.  I've divided each of the leftovers in half for Sleeve 1 and Sleeve 2.  Now I'm knitting from these little mini balls and alternating them so the sleeves match the body of the sweater.  Once I run out of the mini balls, I'll start knitting from a fourth skein, but I won't worry about alternating.  Both lower sleeves will be knit from the same ball.  I know it sounds a little OCD, but it does make a difference in how well the skeins blend in the finished sweater, which is important for hand dyed yarns.  My biggest problem with this sweater right now is that the little mini balls keep rolling away.  Once they roll away, the fuzzy rescue team goes into action and then I'm climbing around under furniture and removing Max and Logan before I can retrieve my yarn.  Good times.



Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Fuzzy rescue teams are awesome. I have a team of two felines that decide regularly that the yarn needs rescuing from she who is using it, just in case it tries to escape on it's own.

Preemptive you know?

10:37 AM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Oh. May I recommend a zip lock baggie to help keep the mini balls from rolling away? Helps bunches around these parts.

Just don't close it all the way and the yarn stays safe and local.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Dee Long said...

Sorry it's being a bit of a pain. It's going to be a lovely sweater when you're done!

5:54 AM  

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