Sleeves are gonna be the end of me!

Sleeves always seem to get me. Don’t know why but they always seem to be the most challenging part of a sweater or cardigan.

Of course…it makes sense doesn’t it. Everyone’s arms are different, people like different fits. And they can be challenging–having the seams line up just correctly with minimal bulkiness.

Theeeeeeeeeeen throw in that yours truly must have Gumbi like arms. I like sleeves ridiculously long.

So I thouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuught I was being clever in lengthening the sleeves to my Autumn Rose Pullover. But Nope. I wasn’t

Autumn Rose Pullover

The fair isle motive that goes in between the circular pattern? In the body, it’s nine rows and in the sleeves, I made it twelve because, after all, these things add length.

It wasn’t till after I uploaded this picture onto Flickr that I noticed how blatant this was and how the motives just are not going to line up.

So what’s that sound you’ll be hearing this evening? Rip rip? Yup. That’s Laura ripping that sleeve back quite a bit….with the occasional whimper as well.

I need to be reminded that this is for the sweater’s well being. If motifs don’t line up, I’ll be wearing it in the office and it will be just like that Tide Commercial.…and I couldn’t blame anyone for feeling that way. I’d be distracted as hell at it.

So yeah. That project is probably going to spend the week on the bench. Sigh

Until then, I’ve casted on a new skirt and a shawl:

Lace Tiered Skirt

and this is the finished shawl, from Purl Bump’s Pattern Page

Dover Castle Shawl


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