I want to dedicate this sweater to my dog, Spotacus, for his constant companionship as I knit and his constant contribution to the amount of animal fiber included in this sweater. Can you see it? Sheesh, it looks like I tried it on and slid across the floor on my belly. Human swiffer, people.
Maybe knitting two sleeves at once, while learning a new knitting style, wasn’t the best idea. The awkwardness may have affected my gauge on the upper arms and it’s draaaaagging on. But I console myself with the fact that when I’m done I won’t have another elephantine sleeve to knit. No, all strange and saggy sleeves will be complete.
They don’t look weird in this photo, so I’m hopeful. The whole sweater is going to have a lot of positive ease and be a little longer than the pattern directed. It doesn’t look all that loose or long in this photo, but it’s bunchy, unblocked, and still on the needles. My main concern so far has been wether my ribbing will be too loose, ’cause let me tell ya, I’m not re-knitting 1×1 rib again!
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