It is a very strange thing to knit for one’s day job. I knit and knit and knit and knit all day, every day. I couldn’t tell you the number of hats I have knit in the last three months. 20? 30? I am a duplicate stitch master now, we do so much of it. Snoods, scarves and swatches, I’ve done it all. But I have no knitting to show you! When I get home my fingers are tired and my sewing machine calls, or a book, or dinner with my roommates and I maybe get a few rows in on the weekend, but very little knitting has been done for me since I arrived in London. My internship ends next week and I cannot tell you how excited I am to start blowing though some of the stash I brought along.
First up is finishing this Pomme de Pin that I started way back in October. The sleeves were knit while I visited London for a week, and I managed to finish the body a few weeks ago. However, I quickly realized that some re-knitting was in order. For some reason (I’m guessing because of the lace pattern?) there is no shaping in the diameter of the sleeve. As written you cast on and then just knit. No increases. It fits as in I can get it on my arm, but it doesn’t match the overall ease of the body of the sweater and there is absolutely no way that I am going to be able to fit that sleeve cap into the armhole. Impossible.
So last night I finally sat down and worked out what needed to be done. I ripped back to just above the cuff and have started re-knitting the first sleeve with added increases. Luckily this one fits in my purse easily and I am determined to be wearing this by the end of the month!