I keep thinking about your post last week, the one about how to clean out our crafting spaces.
HILARIOUS! The optimism of your plan for imposing order gives me hope, but honestly, things are really a mess around here and by mess I mean WOWIE.
Someday. I am confident I’ll get to all these Unfinished Objects any minute now.
I blame the pandemic. Starting something gives me a thrill, and in the past months, the small thrill has been magnified to become the magnificent thrill.
Take, for example, my Debut Pullover.
I’m back at it, having drifted ashore at Sleeve Island a few weeks back, leaving my 1.95 sleeves on the beach while I went hunting coconuts. We all know the challenge of the sleeve; for me, it’s tracking the increases that gets me. However, at the moment, I’m loving the excavation of this treasure chest: a pair of sleeves that are basically ready to go. Score!
And the tender reunion I’m having with this Neighborhood Fiber Co. Organic Studio DK yarn is really sparking joy.
This color, Charles Village, is a completely new sort of color for me to wear as an entire complete piece of clothing. I’m feeling like my glow up is going to include a lot more of Karida Collins’s saturated colors. The sweaters I’m seeing in our Karidalong are showing the shifting tones of this yarn, and that’s what I really love about hand-dyed yarn.
As I try to remember what the heck I was doing with this project, I do recall washing and blocking Sleeve No. 1 to see how this yarn behaves.
Conclusion: It behaves amazingly well. See how the cuff relaxes and stops being all crabby? See how the fabric is smooth and delightful?
There’s interesting Karidalong conversation in the Lounge about the knit-purl yoke on this sweater, how it creates a slight ruching effect. I didn’t know anything about this phenomenon, so I was glad to hear about how this happens. I’m not to the yoke yet but by golly you can’t stop me now.
And there’s talk of omitting the waist shaping. I’ve done that on other sweaters to fine effect, so I’m still mulling that alteration.