Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Where does Napoleon keep his armies? *

So I did it — I reknit the sleeve a fourth time. Actually, to be fair, after two reknits, I knit a second sleeve, compared it with the first sleeve, and decided to reknit that first sleeve for a third time. But somewhere in there, there are four sleeves.

Here's why:

I decided that the sleeve would look more balanced with just a bit more of the darker color/lace section and less of the lighter color. For reference, the lighter one is Sundara superwash sport merino (sadly no longer available) in Cantaloupe; the darker one is YoYo superwash merino in La Nouba.

I'm really pleased with the sleeves now and I think I'll seam them in before I knit the "skirt" of the coat. Then it's on to the neck/"buttonband" edging — which will be applied I-cord.

Meanwhile, Trellis is done except for buttons and labels!

It's incredibly soft and cushy.

* — in his sleevies!


Karpy said...

C'est tres bien! Tu as une femme intelligent!

Alyson said...

Wow, those colors really do blend well. Sundara's is gorgeous. I can't wait to see the sweater progress!

And that Trellis! Now I want to knit one of those too.....

Earin Marybird said...

I think we can now look back at our stash and feel a little sad that some of those fantastic Sundara colors will never be again. I wish I had bought more! But then, she's making new colors all the time.

For a sickie you've been cranking great stuff out girl!

Sarah-potterknitter said...

I had to go queue the Trellis sweater. Lots of moss stitch for me, but I looks like it would be worth it.