Friday, 22 August 2008

On the needles - Rowan Saffron progress

Just the one project in progress at the moment, which is very unlike me.

Finished the fronts and started the sleeves this week. Am now halfway up the sleeves although don't have a camera handy and wanted to get this post up today. Experience tells me making up and doing all the embroidery is going to take me ages, but I'm still hoping to get it finished by the end of August. I. must. not. start. anything. else. until. this. is. finished. Fighting the multi-project urge and it's spurring me on.

What is it about sleeves anyway? You start off at the wrists with a relatively tiny number of stitches, increasing as you go, thinking "this is great, I'll be done in no time" (because let's face it, by the time you're on the sleeves you're already thinking about your next project). No matter how many times I knit a set of sleeves I'm always amazed at how long it takes me to finish them - by the time I've done all the increases there are at least twice as many stitches on the needles and it takes an age. Next project I'm doing the sleeves first to get them out of the way.

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