Slow Sleeves

Part of me was pie-eyed enough to think I might finish this Hugo sweater before this coming weekend when I’ll see my brother. Ha! I’m wildly optimistic about my knitting abilities sometimes. I thought I would do this in the midst of a move to a new house across town, no less. Well, I have most of two sleeves and a back so far. That’s pretty good for now. 
sleevesThis color is a much more accurate representation than my previous post about the back. It’s a nice deep rust. My brother has long monkey arms and I had to add three inches to them before the sleeve cap shaping. That probably helps him be such a great drummer. To be fair, I too have to add about three inches to my sweater sleeves for them to fit me the way I want.

As for our move, we are 95 percent unpacked and settled in our new place and I love it immensely. We got rid of SO MUCH STUFF before we moved. I highly recommend the Konmari Method if you need to declutter your life.

Now I can finally sit down and knit. I think my hands didn’t touch yarn for about three days, and that makes a gal kind of twitchy.

7 thoughts on “Slow Sleeves

  1. I totally need to re-read that book about the life-changing magic of tidying up- if only I could convince my toddler to stop pulling stuff off the shelves, I feel like it would be a lot easier, but I know the trick is to have less stuff overall. The sleeves look amazing- considering the cable and textures, I think you are making great progress!

  2. I am full of admiration that you can even think about knitting when you are involved in a move. That shows very good dedication to your knitting craft. I checked out the link to the Konmari method and I will have to keep that in mind.

  3. That stitch pattern looks so good in that color. At least you will be able to get it done before it gets cold enough to wear it, even if that means having to ship it to him instead of being able to give it in person.

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