Dove Knits

Monday, August 06, 2007


See that? That's most -- not all -- of sleeve 1 of Lucky . Sleeve ONE. As in, one more still to come. This has taken me all week to make. And I'm still not done, despite knitting in the round, which, for me, goes quite a bit faster.

The second sleeve is mocking me. As is the super-long neckband and tie. As is all the assembly work.

And it's the same pattern over and over again!

Make it stop make it stop make it stop make it stop make it stop MAKE IT STOP!

Can you tell I'm no longer enjoying this?

I swear, if after all this it doesn't fit, I am burning it. There will be NO reknitting of this, only conflagration.

On the bright side, it's my birthday! I am 26, which is an odd age. It's neither here nor there, but starts its slow creep towards 30, which is a bit intimidating. Of course, I got yarn -- pictures to come -- though not as much as in previous years, thank God. I've run out of storage space! I did, also, get a gift certificate to Joann from my in-laws (I'm their favorite to shop for, I think. They get me the same thing for every single occasion, and I'm just as thrilled with it each time), but I think that will go towards sewing notions!

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At 10:47 AM, Blogger erasmus (aka jiva) said...

happy birthday you youngster.
just to let you calm a bit on that sleeve. It looks great.

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Veronica said...

Don't panic! I think it will be lovely when you're done (although I'm afraid the same thing will happen to me when I try a sweater like this). And remember, it could always be worse -- it could be plain stockinette!

Happy birthday again and happy shopping for new notions and other fun stuff :)

At 12:49 PM, Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

Happy Birthday! 26 was a great year for me, and it only got better from there. Hope the same goes for you!

The sleeve is lovely. Fingers crossed that the sweater turns out as you wish :)

At 7:56 PM, Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Happy Birthday--I'd give my eye teeth to be 26 again! And sleeves are so deceptive, aren't they? You think 'oh boy it's just the sleeve' but then it takes forever...

At 1:58 AM, Blogger hopalong682003 said...

Happy Birthday!

At 4:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday!

The sleeve is beautiful!

At 10:43 AM, Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Happy birthday kiddo! Yah, you're just a kid and I wish I was a kid again. Well almost. ;-)

At 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. You'll enjoy inching toward 30. It really does seem to get better after 30.

As for the sleeve -- I hate hate hate knitting sleeves.

At 5:35 AM, Blogger Kary said...

HaPpY Belated Bday!
And .... keep going - it will be beautiful when it is finis!

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Sourire11 said...

Happy Belated!

I'm in my mid/late 20's too and I totally agree with the weird age's a fun age to be, though!


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