Friday, November 12, 2010

Fiber Arts Friday: Plumber Sweater, part 3

I'm actually making some visible progress on my Plumber Sweater, finally.  :-)

I finished the first sleeve last Sunday in between watching New York City Marathon, listening to football coverage and helping Hubba finish packing for his trip to Oita, Japan.

Some of our friends were competing in the wheelchair division of the NYC marathon.  So while we were thrilled to be able to get live race coverage on Universal Sports, there was very little wheelchair race coverage.  Which means we were invoking, Twitter, Facebook, and to get live race updates... but that's a different post for a different day.

Back to the sleeve... it's actually about an inch longer than it should be.
Yes, reading instructions foils me again... I did an extra increase section.  But rather than tinking back 10 rows, I dropped the increases and tinked back a few stitches to finished the last row correctly.  I'm assuming that slightly longer sleeves won't be that big of a deal.  So, sleeve number 1 is now safely on stitch holders and waiting patiently with the body of the sweater.
I quickly wound another ball of yarn and cast on the second sleeve using my newly found, super-short-9-inch circular needles.

The whole time I was thinking, wouldn't it be great to show two finished sleeves today?

.... and, well..... it's really too much to expect from me for a few evenings of work.  So I have about 20% of the second sleeve to share.  :-)

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Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

You are trucking along at a pretty good clip!

Word Lily said...

Looking good!

Dutch Hollow said...

Yeah for sweater progress! Looking good so far!

Knot By Gran'ma said...

Cool. I can't wait to see this finished. You've got me hooked.

WonderWhyGal said...

Looking great! You are doing a wonderful job. Just remember that I have a sleeveless sweater that only has half a body. You are amazing, look at you go! Glad you got the circs too.

Allison said...

Every row is progress! I'm going at a snail's pace with my sweater.

fiberdance said...

I can't imagine ever trying to make a sweater-I haven't the patience-your doing really well

Kathryn Ray said...

Thanks all. :-)