I had this rather triumphant plan for my retunr to blogging. I have been working on the Luminen Sweater by Mairi Munonen for a while now and yesterday should have heralded the connection of the sleeves to the body of the sweater. Now when I say should, it's pretty obvious that this monumental connection did not actually happen. There are a billion things that can cause even the best laid knitting goals to become waylaid-the most common one being the difficulty in estimating rate of knitting vs. time able to knit. This roadblock I have hit is a completely new one and especially frustrating in that there is only one solution to the problem and that solution does not seem to be immediately forthcoming...I lost a sleeve. Yes, that's right...I lost a $(&%#ing sleeve. How does this happen! I have been keeping this one project in on place-an enclosed place even-a cloth bag. 4 days ago both sleeves were in the bag. Yesterday one sleeve was in the bag. This totally fits with my current theory that I ahve "helpful" Brownies in my house causing mischief (including turnin the downstairs TV on and bring skeins of yarn halfway up the stairs and leaving them there.) How does one remedy such a ridiculous situation? One could either find the damn sleeve, or knit a new one. Since I am reasonably sure that I have exactly the amount of yarn I need to finish the project with absolutely no extras (this is not because I didn't plan well, this is because Malabrigo only does so much yarn per dyelot). So my only option is to find the sleeve (oh wait...i could totally knit a vest...yeah...)
So triumphant pictures and no sweater knitting.
Last night I cast on Gail in Mini Mochi...and felt guilty pleasure in knitting something besides and interminable XL long sleeve, long bodied, hooded sweater...
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