Thursday, January 5, 2017

Dragging my feet... or sleeves...

As mentioned in my previous post.... work has slowed on Agatha.

I don't know what it is, but once I get to the sleeves, I seem to run out of steam (it's why the lace tunic still isn't done...)

The fact that these sleeves are knit in the round, while attached to the cardigan -  and that the cardigan is worsted weight -  doesn't help. It's heavy and at times a little unwieldy. I guess it could be worse. It could be a full-length chunky weight cardigan!

It is such a pretty pattern though, which is giving me some drive to finish it. You can't see it well in the picture, but there's a pretty little leaf pattern that runs down the length of the sleeve. And you know how I love lacy leaves!

How are your wips going?

9 comments:

Araignee said...

I'm with you on sleeves. They are always a drag even when they are not attached. I'm fighting startitis right now because I don't have a sweater on the needles. I need to clean up some old projects first and then I'll have a go at a kit I got last year for Christmas. I think.

Dee said...

You always pick such detailed patterns. I am in AWE!!!

My knitting ---- it's better not spoken of .........it's AWFUL! For some reason knitting gremlins have made a HUGE presence!

Cat Lover said...

What a gorgeous sweater! I so admire people like you who can do these magical things. When I knit or crochet the result isn't very good. Sigh.

Vera said...

That really is very, very pretty. But, I do know what you mean about losing momentum...which may be why I have rarely finished an adult-sized sweater! Sadly, one of them is Slope - a tank top!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

You've been really progressing on it though even while being sick. You prolly just need a little break. It's really looking pretty. It is a pain when the sleeves are attatched but kind of worth it in the end. My Order of the Garder cardigan was like that and I complained all the way through but in the end it was nice not to have to sew seams.

kathy b said...

Val

heavy knitting is very difficult on my joints/arms, etc. I understand. You are so close though to a great finish.
My shawl is light and it is going surprisingly well...shhhh, don't let the knit gods hear that. I admire you skill in knitting sweaters that fit you perfectly.

Judy S. said...

Your Agatha is beautiful. I run out of steam on stuff too; if you figure out a way around that problem,let me know!

Delighted Hands said...

Don't bog down-it is too pretty! You can spin around those rows and have sleeves in no time!

Samantha said...

I feel you on the sleeves. I just started a cardigan for Ethan and I'm already dreading the sleeves.