Wednesday, September 17, 2008

WIP Wednesday - Slow Sleeves

The body of my February Lady Sweater went fairly fast.  Okay, towards the end I felt a bit like I was in the knitting black hole and the body just wasn't growing.  But that didn't last long and soon I was done.

But this first sleeve . . .

. . . . this first sleeve is taking FOR.  FREAKING. EVER.

And I still have the second one to knit.  I thought about just one sleeve as a fashion statement - but I don't think that's a statement I want to make.  So I'll knit on.

Oh, and buttons?  Yeah, still don't have any yet.  I guess the sleeves can take as darn long as they want to!

17 comments:

Danielle said...

I know what you mean about the sleeves, but keep on going...Its going to be beautiful!! :)

Eryka Jackson said...

I agree it is beautiful, you are in the home stretch!

knittinginpink said...

You're almost there! It's going to be a beautiful sweater!

Zonda said...

It's looking so good!!! Darned sleeve island!!

JessaLu said...

I know it *seems* like forever but it's gotta end sometime... ;o)

noeysmommy said...

Oh, but it's so pretty!! and it'll be so worth it in the end!

Qutecowgirl said...

Oh yes sleeves. My sleeves took twice as long as the body go figure.

It is looking wonderful!! =)

Macoco said...

Be strong - I know you can power through those sleeves! It all looks so great it's going to be a beautiful finished sweater.

Sonya said...

I hated knitting the sleeves. It's going to be a beautiful sweater so you must keep going! I found a nice site for buttons: ascuteasabutton.com.

Kathy said...

Oh but it is so beautiful. WOW. What a masterpiece. Allison is always quick to remind me that sleeves are the longest darn part of any sweater.

amandacathleen said...

once you get the first sleeve done, the second one will fly right by! Your fls is looking fab : )

thegabbyknitter said...

It's beautiful, keep on truckin' girl!

Jessica said...

It's going to be so pretty though! Keep going! You can do iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!! ;)

Ya-Ya said...

Hi Karen,

I always love your projects! I finally got back to blogging since the kids are back in school. Hope all is well!

Knitting by the Pond said...

Love the sweater and the spring break yarn is beautiful! Miss your smile!

Ragan Knits etc... said...

yeah...looking on the bright side...finishing the sleeves will give you time to get the right buttons...and take your time in doing so. see...it can be positive because it is a great looking sweater!!!
:o)

Sourire11 said...

It's beautiful!!! I'm sorry you're in a knitting black hole with the sleeve but when you're done it will totally be worth it.

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