Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sweater Sleeves and Peeps

 Immediately after finishing last week's entry I realized my dreams of ripping back to the cuff just weren't going to cut it and I ripped the whole sleeve. Really annoying, but I'm very glad that I did it. I'm so much happier with how things are looking this time.

I've been doing a loop for my increases instead of lifting the bar below and it's been working beautifully. I love how nicely and evenly everything is branching off. It took me a few days to really get back to the sleeve but I'm a lot happier with it now which means progress is going a lot faster.

 A few weeks ago I wrote about the Halloween box my mother-in-law sent me. (It was a wonderful day when a box of fabric and a box of Halloween candy arrived at the same time.) At the time I hadn't broken into the Halloween peeps that were in the candy box so I wasn't able to share a picture. I can now happily report that the peeps have been opened and enjoyed, but before devouring this cute little guy I was able to get a quick picture. You can see how he could push the Halloween box into the lead for excitement levels.


  1. Sorry to read about the ripping the sleeve, but I am happy for you it works out beautifully this time.

  2. I always hate ripping, but I'm always a happier person after I do.
    Looks good!

  3. Sometimes the projects didn't work so well... goos luck with the sleeve.

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-113/

  4. As lazy and stubborn as I am ... it's best to rip and start over!

    I have that brand of knitting needles. LOVE them!

    1. My closest knitting shop is an hour away in a city I visit about twice a year so I get a lot of stuff from KnitPicks. The yarn for the sweater is also from them (Wool of the Andes in Chocolate.)