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Friday, August 26, 2005
Population - 1 nuts-o knitter.
I'm that type of knitter that hates sleeves. If you love sleeves, I don't want to hear about. You're obviously crazier than I am. If you're crazier than me, I don't know who let you out of the padded room and gave you access to a computer. There are sharp edges and cords on that thing, don't they know you could hurt yourself?
I hate sleeves so much, I've had sweater bodies finished for a year or so with no sleeves. My theory is that there are evil stitches worked into every set of sleeves. I'm not sure how designers are able to do this but they do. Evil stitches.
Because of my loathing for every visit to sleeve town, I feel I must get it out of the way first. If I do the sleeves first then I'm more likely to finish the sweater within a year. It's like eating the lima beans as soon as the plate is set in front of you. That way you can wash the taste of them out of your mouth with cheddar cheese mashed potatoes. Sleeves are the lima beans of the knitting world.
For some reason (this is where I can be proved insane all by myself), I've decided to work on three, yes 3, sweaters at one time. Which means I've been in sleeve town for a very long time.
Retro Prep was the first to be cast on and then I cast on sleeves for M's Christmas sweater. M's sleeves are done and the Retro prep is a few inches shy:
Last but certainly not least I have Kepler. I've changed it into a raglan with long sleeves. You'd think that I enjoy making more work for myself.
And there is only one road out of sleeve town. There are several roads leading in but only one out and it feels crowded right now. Can you hear me honking my horn. Get the hell outta my way and let me leave sleeve town. I'm feverishly working at finishing up the sleeves and making my way down the road. If you see me on that road and you're passing me by, don't mind the "bird" I give you. It's just a sign of jealousy that you get to leave first.
Don't forget to email me with your contest guesses (there's some Noro in it for the winner) You have until the end of the month, which would be Wednesday if I'm correct and haven't completely lost my sanity in sleeve-town. You also need to join in on the Kepler KAL. There are some great sweaters being knit.