I’m marooned, but only one of them is actually for a present. So…yes, I should focus on that one.
Exhibit A: Drops jacket sleeve
This is the first sleeve, which went very satisfyingly quick – I knit it up to the cap at Aleta’s on Saturday. My question is this – what kind of set in sleeve is only 9 cm deep? A lot of people have made this, and not commented on this issue, so I guess it works out. More of a modified drop than a set-in sleeve, I suppose.
Exhibit B: Treeline Stripe Cardigan sleeve
Finally back to working on this one – I’d really love to wear it for various holiday functions. Still need to knit the rest of this sleeve, the yoke, and buttonbands…hmmm.
Exhibit C: Gifty handspun sleeve
Again with the handspun Romney. This is the first sleeve, which also went pretty fast, so I’m up to the cap. Again, kind of a wonky pattern (all will be revealed once it’s finished) – the sleeve increases up to 86 stitches, which is too wide in my opinion. So I stopped at 70 sts. Obviously, another sleeve cap to re-write. Yay.
On an unrelated note, I just saw the Golden Compass on Sunday, and now I really want to make Lyra’s pixie hat and the multicoloured Gyptian coat! Of course, I’d have to also acquire quite a bit of impish charm to wear them – that might be harder to come by.
P.S. Yep, the Cashlana label was wrong – it’s 90% merino, 10% cashmere. Sad. But, still just as soft.