A sleeve is a happy thing :)
A knitted sleeve made with one’s own hands even more jolly!
It also intrigues and amuses one’s busmates on the CTA #66! No longer is there confusion about what you might be doing or making.
It’s a sweater!
And even in the humidity and dank air of the bus, viewers are refreshed because 99.9% of the hot sweaty passengers who gaze on le Sleeve are thinking of the coming winter.
They most likely say, “Yes, it will be cool soon…”
And they Feel cooler instantly thinking about it…
Regardless, it is the Wishful Fickle Thinking of the Regular Midwesterner. As soon as its hot, they long for the cold. When it’s cold, they fantasize about the heat. Even on a day such as Tuesday, which was almost perfect, several people commented to me that it was “more likes September, than August” which for me is a lively thumbs up, but for them was a not really.
I’m already on to the second sleeve; it goes at the max about two inches a ride at a relative speed of 35 mph on Chicago Avenue, faster once we get to Michigan Ave and really blazing when nearing my stop. Coming and going its always a race to the end of the round at Ashland or Huron especially on those times when I’m daydreaming generally about the winter or the fit of Phelps racer suit.
This sweater is the Basic Chic Hoodie which is available from retailers …HERE’s a List… (please call first for availibity). No ETA for a downloadable; am totally swamped with a deadline project in the house…