Tweedy Sleeves

I always think sleeves should knit up super-quickly, but they never actually do. Maybe its because there are two of them?  Or maybe its because this is about the time when the newness of the project has started to wear off and I start dreaming about what  I’m going to knit next.

Ugh, look at the plastic needles I’ve been forced to work with.  I know some people probably prefer plastic needles, but I really do not enjoy their squeaky-bendy-ness and the random piece of metal inside that slides around and rattles while I knit.  Their tips aren’t pointy enough, and one of them has a ragged bit of excess plastic at the tip that snags my yarn.  I had thought I owned a pair of bamboo dpns in size 8, but upon searching, I was left empty-handed.  I stopped by Lion Brand Studio on my way home from work the next day to pick up a pair, but they only carry size 8s in plastic.  I bought them anyways, knowing I didn’t want to put my knitting on hold long enough to receive an order my favorite Harmony woodens from KnitPicks.  By the way- the Lion Brand Studio is a beautiful and welcoming space, and their new LB Collection of yarns?  Very nice-especially that cashmere.

Where was I?  Oh yes, sleeves.  I hope to finish the second sleeve soon, so that I can wrangle everything together on one needle and knit the yoke of this cardigan.  I’m ready for the fall weather!

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6 thoughts on “Tweedy Sleeves

  1. Jodi says:

    I’ve started knitting sleeves first when possible, and it has been working out great for me! Otherwise sleeveless sweaters languish forever around here.

    The cardigan’s going to be great for fall! What a nice autumnal shade.

    I was very impressed by the latest LB catalog.

  2. KSD says:

    First of all, you can just stop by the Lion Brand Studio? I am frantic with jealousy.

    Second, I continue saying how much I adore tweed yarn, and how proud I am of you for this whole adventure.

  3. aimee powers says:

    this is coming along beautifully can’t wait to see it finished. 🙂 Thanks for the tips on the yarn too.

  4. paul says:

    Hey ! I was looking to see how many stitches to use when joining the sleeve to the body. I am on my fifth sweater. I googled images to see projects similar to mine and found your great photos.
    So I have decide to use at least 10 stitches and am think ing as many as 16

    you in the arm pitt

    I’m a guy knitter and I swear people all-ways ask me did ever finish that project haha

  5. paul says:

    I’m sorry I hit post before I reread the post above, here is the edited version.

    HI !
    I was looking to see how many stitches to use when joining the sleeve to the body. I am on my fifth sweater. I googled images to see projects similar to mine and found your great photos.
    So I have decide to use at least 10 stitches and am thinking as many as 16

    you know, in the arm pitt

    I’m a guy knitter and I swear people all-ways ask me “did you ever finish that project)? haha

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