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!
Sleeve island is definitely a thing!
If I tried knitting socks, I’m sure I’d have a dozen single socks and no pairs…
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.
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 😉
It was not only fingering weight, but also knitted in the round, in ribbing. The things we do for love!