Lockdown Flashback #5

There is a reason we knitters refer to “sleeve island”.  Knitting sleeves is tedious at best and agonizing at worse.  Especially when knitted in the round.  And when knitting a sweater for one’s husband, the sleeves can seem interminable.  For this Lockdown Flashback, I direct you to a post from February of 2012 with the endearing title “Do you love your husband enough to knit the sleeves?”  If you have ever done this, you know what I mean.

When I wrote this post, I was not convinced I would ever finish knitting these sleeves.  I was not sure that even my devotion for Doug was sufficient….


It was, of course, and the finished sweater turned out pretty damn good, even if I do say so myself.  (You can see the finished sweater here or here.)

Keep safe, everyone!

5 thoughts on “Lockdown Flashback #5

      • That’s why I decided early on that two at a time is the only way that was going to work for me. It feels a little slower than knitting one at a time, but at the end of the process, you have two socks done 🙂 Because otherwise I would likewise have a pile of single socks.

  1. That’s so funny! I’m reading this as I’m knitting the first sleeve of my husband’s cardigan, knit from the stash. It’s actually not that bad – the Aran weight helps. Not sure I would knit him a fingerweight cardigan though 😉

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