Sleeves: 2. Needle size: 1, the same for both sleeves. Victory!
Sometimes I’m so silly. Today I happened to be stuck at a train for longer than I care to remember. The train stopped at different stations for far too long and kept the doors open and it’s September now, it’s chillier in the air than it was before. I got cold and once I get cold, I stay cold. I got back home eventually and put on my sweats but I kept feeling chilly.
I was literally sitting on a pair of very pretty socks but it took me an embarrasingly long time to figure out I needed to put them on. Once I finally did, everything got so much more comfortable.
Not only that but the socks match my sweat pants, they are both pink, which makes it all even more lovely and warm. Also, the socks are indeed very pretty, a little piece of art, and the ribbed parts that come together on the top of the foot is simply charming and very flattering.
If I were to change one thing though, it would be the length of the leg. It’s a bit on the short side and I wish I hade made it longer. But that’s a minor problem, the socks are delicious just the way they are.
No matter how experienced you are as a knitter you will always find these moments when you remember to be humble. No matter how much you knit and how many years you’ve knit you will always make rookie mistakes every now and again. This happened to me today. I’ve spent the last week happily knitting away on my second sleve and today I was done with it all except the cuff. I was going to change needles to below gauge needles and that’s when I realized it. I never changed back to the gauge needles when I was done with the cuff on the first sleeve. I’ve knit the entire sleeve with the wrong needles. This explains why it took so long to get the right length.
So, the question now is how to handle this.The sleeve doesn’t look smaller, nor is it tighter really, but the braided part is about a centimeter shorter. I could re-knit that part of course but will I be happy with my cardi? Won’t I always think it too tight even if it’s not? So many questions, what to do, what to do?
Summer of sunsets are not over it seems. I’m still catching a few good ones. I’ve been a bit under the weather this week and that’s why I’ve been a bit elusive. I feel better now but still need to gather my strenghts and sleep and eat properly before being completely back to normal but I’m definitely getting there. I haven’t knit much either but I have finished a pair of wristwarmers and half of the second sleeve on my cardi. I had hoped to have it finished by now but it’s okay. We’ll were we stand after the weekend, if there are two sleeves or not.