knits & pieces…for real.
Saturday, August 30, 2008 by smallbirdblog
I started Assemblage this summer, and last time I talked about it all I had to show was some oatmeal-colored ribbing. (Snore.) Since then, I did actually get a lot more of the back completed, but it’s still not very exciting.
Then I traveled. And I wanted some travel knitting. And I still wanted to work on Assemblage. So I started a sleeve, and brought a bunch of extra yarn. (I’m not afraid of flying, but I am afraid of running out of yarn while I’m flying.) When I got to the point in the sleeve where I had to shape the sleeve cap, I wasn’t quite ready to move on. I hatehatehate sleeves that are just not quite long enough, so I wanted to do some measuring and comparing to other sweaters and holding up pieces of knitting to my own arms…and I didn’t want to do all of that in the airport. So I started another sleeve! Now have three unfinished pieces of knitting on three different sets of needles and I feel a little crazy.
But starting another sleeve gave me the chance to work on the textured pattern again. I LOVE this pattern. I knit the cuffs longer than the pattern calls for just because I didn’t want to stop knitting this gorgeous texture!