Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 12

Day 12!! Four days remain. My needles quiver to think of it because I am stranded on sleeve island - still. Sleeve number one, that is. My calculations tell me that IF I can finish sleeve number one tonight, then I can finish number two by Saturday. that would leave Sunday to crochet the seven buttonholes. Deluded maybe, but I still think I can make the closing ceremonies deadline. Just.

This particular little sweater would look great with elbow-length sleeves. In fact, elbow-length sleeves would particularly suit the Green Sweater. The sweater is short, the sleeves would be short. Elbow-length sleeves would mean a sure finish. Sounds like a great design alteration, don't you think?

It was the question I asked myself last night about 9pm when I tried the sweater on. Yes that's right, I tried it on.

It fits!! It is a very unique sweater, unlike anything I have ever knit. The square, hemmed neckline. The set-in sleeves featuring decreases on the public side. The cropped length. It's lovely. I like it- a lot. And it fits. But the sleeves aren't done.


Christy J said...

I don't want to jinx you by congratulating you too soon, but - Way to go, looking great! I am so happy for you that the sweater fits. I still want to make this sweater too.

Sel and Poivre said...

Would it be too knit geeky to admit that I look forward each day to seeing the progress on this fantastic project of yours?

It fits perfectly!

How thrilling to see it on!

Laurie said...

Wow - the sweater looks great! It's such a good feeling when it fits. I think elbow-length sleeves would be okay...or a 3/4 length. Go Brenda!

Deb said...

What a wonderful sweater and the fit is great. The elbow length sleeve is an excellent idea. We'll be cheering at the finish line.

Zieknits said...

Oooh, looks great!

Idea: Could you put sleeve #1 onto waste yarn and then knit sleeve #2 to the same point? That might give you a better idea of the finished look, before you commit to a sleeve length. :)

Go, Brenda, Go.

Sandra said...

Beautiful sweater! But... I think it needs ful length sleeves. SOrry - I really want you to win gold, but full sleeves will make it perfect.