Monday, 6 August 2012

The final hurdle

Some people suffer from Second Sock Syndrome. For me on the other hand, my personal nemesis is Second Sleeve Syndrome. I'm sure I can't be the only one who suffers through the second sleeve of a garment - even baby sized sleeves fill me with dread and boredom in equal measure.

I have done the body and 1.5 sleeves of my lovely Water and Stone cardigan and then...nothing. It is sitting in the WIP pile pleading with me to be finished off and in truth there is probably less than 2-3 hours knitting left but I have hit a brick wall.

By way of bargaining I have picked up an even older WIP - a stash busting blanket started ages ago for my DS1. The colours are chosen by him - don't blame me for the eye-searing yellow. It isn't my usual colour palette but he is happy with it.


It is a square blanket knit in the round, after picking up stitches from a central knitted square - I struggle with a central cast on with small numbers of stitches on DPNs so I came up with this more humane method, which works for me.

I promised myself that I would do 2 or 3 more colours on the blanket and then switch back to the cardigan. Hopefully I will get some serious knitting done on it tonight and then be re-invigorated tomorrow for the last leg (sleeve).

1 comment:

  1. I often make the sleeves first, it's usually the back which does it for me!

    Get that Water and Stone done ~ it's beautiful!