Now Arriving on Sleeve Island... our friend Subway Knitter.


Yes, readers, this second sleeve is feeling a bit too Sleeve Island-y for my liking.  Now, granted, the first sleeve went lickety-split because I had tons of knitting time during last weekend's rain/slush/snow storm.   Let's not forget the long stretch of knitting time during Sunday's knitting group.   Suffice it to say I had a lot of time to knit last weekend.  Last Sunday, the Circles' Sunday group kindly hosted a few of us Knitsmiths refugees while Brookline Booksmith renovated its Used Book Cellar.

This week, of course, I haven't been so blessed with knitting time.  No big deal, and I have to remember that it's not a race against time.  The sleeve will get finished, and pretty quickly.  It just won't be as quickly as the first one.

Now, I knew if I invested the time to knit both sleeves at the same time (which, as Johanna and I have discussed, seems like a lot less time than knitting both separately) I knew that somehow, somewhere my calculations of sleeve decreases or cap shaping would have been wrong.  If , however, I didn't knit both sleeves at once everything would be okay.

So, does that make me a pessimist or a realist?


Ever since I discovered that one can make 2 sleeves together it is a blessing for me. Did you ever try? I was always affraid of miscalculations too but it doesn't really happen. The same with making fronts of a buttoned pullovers. I only wonder now why, knitting for more than 20 years, I didn't think of it myself and found the tip last year at Stitch'n'Bitch book!
I saw you at my Polish blog-thank you for visiting. I am sorry you cannot understand it. Yes my husband is a handy man but also very lazy one-it takes him ages to start on a new project. He says he has to have a prefectly worked on idea but...why it took him a month to repair my oven (which doesn't require visions) I do not know. I love to read your blog and your knitting!!!

Join the club, pass the cocktails, get the sunbeds out..we could be in for long haul!

I'm currently knitting two sleeves together - and it just feels like it's taking twice as long! ;-)

I've been stranded here for awhile. It's true what Tracy says. The sun is warm. The cocktails cold. But you know what? I miss the mainland.

Hope they go fast!

Grab a drink and enjoy your stay!


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