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August 10, 2005

Priorities. Sacrifices. Reincarnation.

I've been meaning to frog that Jaeger wool rose scarf I was knitting for my friend. I planned to give it to her for her birthday, but that didn't happen, and I could give it to someone else, but I'm not sure how much more time it will take me to finish it, and I'm not sure if I even want to finish it, plus I know I'd need to buy more yarn, and... well, it was time to take it apart :). I do love the stitch pattern and would love to use it with a heavier weight yarn some day. Just not this very moment.

   

It's done.

Why now, all of a sudden?

Well, I needed some yarn to start seaming up my wrap sweater. I can't really use the sweater yarn because it's thick 'n thin - it will get stuck in the stitches and add too much bulk. This Jaeger rose wool is just the right color and weight, I figure. So, snip, snip, rip, rip, washy wash, wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.

If only all unloved projects were so easy to dismiss!

Although I still have one more sleeve to knit for my wrap, I wanted to seam the completed one to make sure I didn't mess up on the armhole and sleeve shaping and that the sleeve length is good.

The scarf, reincarnated as mattress stitch (sounds like a painting you'd see at the Met). Slides through the stitches very smoothly, this is definitely a good choice for seaming.

The length seems good, maybe just a little too long (?). I reserve final judgment until the sleeve is attached to the armhole, which will probably pull it up a little bit (I didn't get to that part yet).

Did that last photo make you a lil' dizzy? Maybe it's just me ;).

Posted by Kathy on August 10, 2005 07:32 PM

Comments

I like that sleeve length...looks right so far! Love the yarn, can't wait to see the FO.

That [sleeve] looks awesome. When do we get to see the whole thing???!?!?!

No, that to me is the perfect sleeve length.

The colour of the sweater is very beautiful in the last photo ... love that deep red!

Fantastic color, perfect length, and I *am*, in fact, a little dizzy. Have fun finishing!

I love your yarn, it is quite gorgeous! So, a sleeve might me a bit long, better to be too long than too short.

long sleeves are good! i love the yarn you're using for your cardi - beautiful.

i'm with kris, i think your sleeves are a perfect length...or maybe that is just a kick back from being a child who's arms seemed to grow faster than the rest of her body and therefore was forever wearing garments with 3/4 sleeves.

thankfully as an adult my body finally caught up with my arms.

I am loving your wrap sweater. Reserve judgement on the sleeve length, you may end up liking it.

I'll add my vote to the "perfect length" people. That's exactly where I like my sleeves to fall. And what a great match for color that scarf yarn is!

I tend to like a longer sleeve (probably b/c they're always just a bit too short) and I'm glad you took out the scarf if you weren't in love with it! I can't wait to see the finished wrap sweater - yummy stuff.

That did make me dizzy! Can't wait to see :)

Man, that is looking SO luscious! I love it.

I agree with Colleen, that sleeve length is right on. :-)

it is amazing what we will do when we want to finish something. that pictue was a tease i wanna see more!

I'm with everyone else, I like the sleeve length just as it is.

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