My formerly one-armed sweater now has a second sleeve in the works.
Now I am trying to decide how long I want the sleeve, and whether I should end with ribbing or some other style of cuff.
Here is what we are mostly doing today: reading and knitting and enjoying the view from our deck.
I don’t know about you, but I prefer to steer clear of the Black Friday shopping madness that comes the day after Thanksgiving. Here’s what Sean and I did today: eat, hang out around the house, and go for an easy hike along the Harmony Headlands Trail north of Morro Bay.
Hope your day was just as pleasant!
Happy Thanksgiving from Morro Bay!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot of prep and baking to do tonight. I’m definitely looking forward to the eating part tomorrow.
I realized something the other day. This year, there are five Mondays in the month of November. Monday is my regular day off (I work 10-hour days from Tuesday to Friday), so that’s five days this month that I don’t have to go in to work.
Also, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving are all state holidays in November. Tomorrow is the last day that I have to work this month. Times like these make me even more thankful for my full-time permanent salaried position with the state of California.
All of these days off = more time to knit, or crochet, or sew, and do as I please.
I picked up stitches around the second armhole and have now started knitting the second sleeve.
A big advantage of knitting a sweater from the top down is that you can try it on as you knit.
In which I take a selfie in my pajamas. And that weird bump on my belly is the drawstring cord of the pants.
I spent a good part of the day knitting the ribbing on the cuff.
When I got to what seemed like wrist-length, I bound off the sleeve.
And got this:
I’m not thrilled with the edge of that sleeve. I’ll probably frog all that ribbing and do something else later. (Oh! Maybe bracelet-length sleeves with a crocheted edge?) In the meantime, I’m going to start the second arm. I’m pretty sure a couple of my neighbors were wondering what I was doing out on the porch, taking selfies in what appeared to be a one-armed sweater.
Okay, I’ll be honest: I got bored after crocheting a few more rows on the Coast Ripple afghan. So I set that aside and looked at what else remained in the WIP pile.
There was this:
This is a knitted top-down sweater that I started about two years ago. The yarn is Berrocco Lustra, 50% Peruvian wool and 50% Tencel Lyocell.
As you can see, it’s missing an arm, a neckline, the rest of the body,
and a cuff.
I think I might accomplish finishing one cuff today.
It’s been a long week and I’m beat. TGIF.