This week was all sleeves all the time. Someone on the Ravelry forum called this phase “Sleeve Island” and I haven’t been able to get that out of my head. After a false start and a helpful Youtube video, I did get them going two-at-at-time, for my sanity and to promote symmetrical mistakes, which seems like a good thing. I actually quite enjoyed the beginning, with the increasing rounds as there was lots of feeling of progress. But, I could have done without the 8.5 inches of plain tube knitting. At least it was very portable. I knit them on the bus this week! And at a friends house! And while we played games! And basically everywhere.
I had limited knitting time Saturday, but managed to squeeze in most of a sleeve cap (my first one! neat!) and did the second one this morning. Then I seamed together the shoulders of the body (thanks again Youtube!), which I had blocked while I was knitting the sleeves this week – because #Nakniswemo is all about multitasking! And then I set to picking up the buttonband – the last real knitting part of this project! Holy moly! I’m becoming quite confident I’m going to get this done! YAHOO!
It’s over 50,000 stitches now! Wooot!