Unraveled Wednesday, 3/20/19.


Progress continues on Fairfield. I reached the top of the sleeve increases and wanted to be sure the they would fit, so I clipped the seam edges together (using exactly three clips, since that was how many were within reach) and tried it on over a t-shirt. Low-key panic ensued when said sleeve seemed… a bit overly snug.

I picked up my portable knitting project and thought about things as I knitted the sock. (I am ready to turn the first heel, thanks for asking.) Eventually I decided that what I really needed to do was to block the sleeves and see how they seemed to fit then, which I did yesterday. After they were thoroughly soaked and excess water removed by rolling them in a beach towel and stomping on them, I sat down with blocking mats and pins. Huh, I thought. I should probably consult the schematic, assuming the pattern has one.


Testing out the blocking idea.


Yep, this is gonna work.

It did, and as soon as I applied tape measure to knitted sleeve, I knew everything was gonna be fine. (I haven’t actually tried on the sleeve yet, as it hadn’t dried by the time I wrote this post last night, but I am fairly sure all will be well in the sleeve-fittage department.)

I await arrival of the yarn for the sweater I blogged about on Sunday. I must not cast on for it until this sweater is done and dusted. 

Still listening to Michael Perry’s Montaigne in Barn Boots, still enjoying it. This will continue for awhile, since I only listen to it in the car. Dipping into W.E.B DuBois’s The Souls of Black Folks, learning stuff; just renewed it from the library. Read One Step Too Far in the Kindle version on my iPad, found it highly improbable near-trash, but I had felt the need for some pure escapism and had none available otherwise. Still in my TBR pile from the library are Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time (recommended by Younger Son as something that could be useful as we deal with the damage and repair and as-immediately-as-possible-afterward sale of the Minneapolis house), and Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style. Good times!

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7 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 3/20/19.

  1. Kat says:

    I am so glad about those sleeves! I confess – I really love the yarn you used and I especially love how the magic of blocking makes cables a true thing of beauty!!

  2. Kym says:

    Sleeves make the best swatches! So glad they’re going to work out. (That yarn is just lovely.) XO

  3. Nicole says:

    I’m glad to see that the blocked sleeves look like they’ll work nicely! And sometimes escapism is what we need from a book, so that sounds like it was worth it, too.

  4. Glad the sleeves are going to fit. Such a pretty yarn and pattern.

  5. Vera says:

    Gorgeous yarn! Love the cable and so glad the sleeves will work!

  6. Honoré says:

    Hurrah! The sleeves are OK! That’s good. Your TBR list is intriguing…plan to check out several titles.

  7. Jane says:

    I am so glad the sleeves are going to fit. That is a lot of knitting. I like the yarn/cables combination. I look forward to seeing the rest of the sweater.

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