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One down, one to go August 9, 2011

Very nearly when I was ready to throw in the towel, (or the needles as it were), I was hit by the Muse. About an inch from the bind-off, after doing a few too many rows of mind-numbing 1×1 ribbing, it dawned on me.

I love this sleeve (click for bigger pic).

And, as you know, for most of us, sleeve knitting is a definitive love-hate relationship (sleeves being voted #2 in “popularity” in our unscientific “poll”).

So that love wasn’t really a surprise.

What was astonishing was that I was more than ready, even speeding, to do the second one. Que?

Second-sleeve syndrome, akin to the well-know, well-practiced second-sock syndrome flourishes all over Studio Chic. One shallow dig through the WIP basket and the count mounts. (Whatever happened to my WIP VONICA? Now you know…)

But this, this new way to knit the sleeve, has me in its grip.

Too bad I didn’t take better notes, though. For one who is usually meticulously recording every burp in the process, finding lots of hasty scribbles in the margin of my draft took me by surprise last night when I went to pick up for S#2. Hmm! Haven’t seen the Little Bad Muse in quite awhile but that certainly was her handwriting and not mine…

Oh the well, that just leads to a common design process you see all over the place: reverse engineering (which I usually rant about). Rather ironic I’m going to have to do it to my own piece!!

Or not. We’ve been slightly derailed from the personal projects because it is becoming one of the most favorite times of the year over here! Lots of tweaking of the website has been going on (if things l@@k weird, hit REFRESH or f5 for a reload) including this ole blog.

Please stay tuned for some very interesting developments!

4 responses to “One down, one to go August 9, 2011”

  1. Susan says:

    That is truly a beautiful sleeve!

  2. Ellen says:

    I am learning this same sleeve technique – I’ve turned a corner both literally and figuratively.

  3. Penny says:

    A perfect sleeve. I’m jealous.

  4. CindyCindy says:

    You’re gonna need that sweater in a couple of weeks, girl.

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