Starting to work on this UFO again. It took awhile to get going, while I thought about why I stopped.
It was something to do with the sleeve being too big, but what exactly? And what size needles was I using, anyway?
Slowly it came back to me (I had increased every other row, rather than every 6)(size 8's).
I ripped out to the cuff (which is supposed to be belled like that), and continued on.
After getting this far, I checked out the pattern again. To my surprise, these are dropped shoulder sleeves, not set-in sleeves. I missed that totally.
It doesn't much matter at this point, but it just proves that
a) I don't read ahead in the pattern very well (or at all.) and
b) Apparently I also don't get a good look at the picture.
I'm enjoying knitting this again (especially since I see the end in sight), but since I only have one other UFO, I cast on for this project:
This is the Juliet sweater from Zephyrstyle (that apparently I can't remember to bookmark since I just searched for it for the third time).
It's for DD#2, and so far it's turning out lovely. The yarn is 2 strands Bernat Cashmere in a pastel pink on size 10.5's. The yarn is only 5% Cashmere, but was the only thing that DD didn't immediately think was itchy.
Since I bought 10 skeins, and have already used up 4, I should be 40% done, right? I'm hoping that's true, although I'm starting to worry. There's a lace pattern on the bottom half that's longer than the top half.
I started yesterday, and have used up 4 skeins in two days. At this rate, I should be done by the end of the week.