Speed knitting...

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I decided to time myself knitting the last sleeve. Knitting consistantly...worsted weight (5 st/in) for a 21 inch sleeve (not including cuff, that increases every 8th row...going from 11 inches at wrist to 21 inches at shoulder... 5 hours. Ostensibly, I could knit 2 sleeves in a day or one body panel start to finish... This was just stockinette, but doing a lot of yarn switching, felt joining, etc...

I blocked the sleeves and the body panels last night, and in the incandescent light of my bedroom...I thought UGH!!! AAAHHHHHH!!!! These colours look like CRAP together!!! WHAT WAS I THINKING?...how was I getting compliments at the knit cafe? Then, this morning, in the sunlight, the panels just glowed... I still haven't decided what I'm going to do with the panels... horizontal, vertical stripe? cardi? (zippered?) pullover? Crewneck? V-neck? I have decided that it will be a drop shoulder, and I'm going to do a shallow cap to the sleeves (shaped on the sewing machine... I'll post the process...like anyone is interested....LOL)

I think I will finish this one and then start on the sleeves for Mom's. I just one to have one sweater COMPLETELY DONE for a change... It seems every sweater I own is in the pile for some tailoring, repair, "design improvement". They've become like cars I can't stop tinkering with...(sigh).