Chic Knits Knitting Patterns CHic Knits Retailers Knitting Tips Chic Knits About Page Chic Knits Knitting Blog Chic Knits Website


rrrrrrrrrrSleeves December 27, 2012

All of a sudden, now that the excitement of the Mayan apocalypse is over, it’s hit me that, indeed it’s 2012 that is running out…

I hate to admit it, but there was something a little unsettling about living through December 21st this year and although it didn’t slow me down on the holiday food/festivity front (super nom this year), it made me ignore the fact that some other important details were getting lost in the (supposed) mayhem.

En point: my UMA sweater has been lanquishing with one sleeve and two sleeve caps for a few weeks. Heh. Now, it’s fair to say that I’ve been working on some flash new designs for the Long Beach TNNA show in February (iiiEEeeeeee – hope I get done!) and have been baking up a storm and THAT’s what’s derailed my personal knitting.

But that wouldn’t quite be quite honest of me.

I stalled because I had to wind a skein of yarn.

Lame, I know, but sometimes having a fresh little stash of yarn that’s commercially wound is just brilliant (as opposed to having to take to time to finagle a hank).

I also was having an especially speedy knit going on with one of my samples and didn’t want to spook the Muse.

But enough excuses: not only are both sleeves finished now, I’m 20 rows away from being done with the second pocket lining…

Chic Knits Uma

I knit on this last night until my eyelids were so heavy I just couldn’t go on without sleeping upright.

What really saved me was that I had marked every increase I’d made on my 1st sleeve and then the 2nd and could easily tell not only where I was in the pattern (counting increases) but how long I ultimately made Sleeve #1. We like the match-matchy row-wise over here any day!

Chic Knits Uma

This made Knitting with Black Yarn so easy, I think it’s going to become a habit…

knitting patterns

knitting patterns 5 Comments  |  Permalinkknitting patterns

Tagged with:

5 Responses to “rrrrrrrrrrSleeves December 27, 2012”

  1. meg says:

    I simply must remember this. I can get lost too easily (also, taking notes isn’t always convenient).

  2. Jennifer says:

    This is a wonderful idea!

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    That definitely looks like the right way to go about things! Otherwise, in my poorly lit house black could never be knit!

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    I know! I have an elbow lamp right on my wip at night but it seems details just “merge” together in the dark.

    So this really helps – and very quick to count too – I am really lazy – just held one sleeve up to the other aligning markers. ;p

  5. Liljetys says:

    The sweater looks fabulous! I really have to invest in some markers as well…

 
 
©2001-2014 Bonne Marie Burns
All Rights Reserved
Unauthorized reproduction in any form prohibited.

Site Design: BigBrain Multimedia/Bonne Marie Burns

"ChicKnits" and "Chic Knits" are the ®Registered Trademarks of Bonne Marie Burns of Portland OR