In what should not come as a surprise and despite my best efforts to plan, I’m winging my sleeves. It seems I design with needles in hand. That’s just how I work.
Since I’m so averse to planning, perhaps I’ll think of this as collecting data to inform a decision (that just happens to be made on the fly.)
So I colored a few sweater sleeve options to help me visualize. I’ve been carrying it around asking knitters and non-knitters alike to weigh in. It’s an interesting personality test. I don’t know what it means, but I’m sure it’s deep and meaningful anyhow!
Despite loving the mismatched sleeve idea, I don’t think this is the project for it. I’m going to go for color work in the yoke and don’t want things to be too busy.
I started with my one constant. The sleeve cast on will be brown.
Once I got started, a wide brown cuff to match the seed stitch on the bottom of the garment seemed natural. From there I transitioned to stockinette and I’ve added my first stripe. I think the next green stripe is approaching, I have yet to decide if it will be wider or stay skinny. hhhmmm.
I’m being extra careful with these decisions because, starting tomorrow I’m back to being a full time chemist instead of a full time knitter. My time is about to run very short. Unlike this time when I got a job, or this time when I got a job, this is a real job. Full time, with pay and benefits and an 8 am start time! It’ll be my triumphant return to the chemistry lab. Oddly enough, absence actually has made my heart grow fonder of the daily lab life so I’m looking forward to getting back to it. It’s gonna be good.
But, as I’ve said many times, funemployment has been pretty awesome for me. I’ll miss it and remember it fondly! For now, I’m going out to enjoy my last day of mid-afternoon shenanigans!!!