sleeve in a bag

I’ve started on the sleeves. I am still apreciating the magic of the top-down, but hey knitting small circumferences in the round is hard enough (since I don’t have DPNs in this size, and I would really prefer them to magic loop for small circumferences) without having to rotate an entire adult-sized cardi ever time you make half a round! Luckily, I remembered a trick I read about recently (can’t remember where though, sorry!): put the cardi in a small bag with just the part you’re working on sticking out. Like this:

Muuuuuch easier! And here’s a little sneak of what’s hiding in the bag:

It kind looks like cabbage or some other green leafy plant at the moment, doesn’t it? ;) Perhaps I’ll call it my Cabbage Cardigan… :)

p.s. T minus 42 hours for the dissertation. Keep your fingers crossed!

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

14 thoughts on “sleeve in a bag

  1. I’ve heard of this trick before as well, though have not tried it myself yet. Looks like you’ll be done soon (both the dissertation and the Liesl).

    • I have the feeling that the sleeves are going to take me as long as the whole body did, small circumferences are just ugh… But at least I don’t have a make-it-or-break-it deadline for Liesl ;)

    • Hey, sorry for the late response, but I’ve been meaning to write back and say: your comment made me happy. :) Ivana

      p.s. Sorry I’ve been silent on the blog lately, I’m recharging my batteries :)

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