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!