Friday, September 25, 2009
What is it about me and sleeves?
Above are both Arzote sweaters I have been working on. The deep blue one is for Sweet One and the red one is for mom.
I have already completed the left sleeve on the blue one twice and ripped it out twice. My math was off both times and it came out too large.
Rather than completely wear out the blue yarn because I have only just enough to finish, I opted to work on the red sleeve.
I think my math is finally correct and I have made copious notes.
As the blue is a Christmas gift, when Sweet One returns home from college next week, I will have her try her grandmother's red one on for fit (they are both the same size, mom's is just a bit longer).
In other news, I love my Malabrigo in Simply Taupe:
It is destined to become the Tivoli Eileen Tee, although I plan to make long sleeves:
My gauge is spot on and I so love this yarn!
Just need to finish the sleeves on the top two sweaters, then two more to go for Christmas gifts...
I am actually feeling pretty good about it, as it is still only September!