sleeve!

I just wanted to show you my perfectly-fitting sleeve! I had a little bit of trouble with it at first: I tried knitting the sleeve for my size of the pullover, but it was way too broad. So I went down a size and it was definitely the right thing to do. At the moment I’m marvelling at the magic of sleeve shaping – it’s hard to believe that just adding a few stitches every ten or so rounds makes the sleeve follow the shape of one’s arm so well!

I love the fit of it, it’s snug but not too tight. It’s shown here with a thin shirt underneath, but it doesn’t feel floppy when it’s worn against bare skin either. Exactly what you want from a winter pullover!

I’m working on another, more urgent, project at the moment, but I sneak in a bit of this every once in a while. I’m not in a rush to finish because I’m really enjoying the knitting. It feels like one of those books that you can’t put down because you want to know what happens in the end, yet you are sad that it will ever end…

Oh, and one more thing – it makes me want to paint my nails yellow!

You’ve got to love a garment with that kind of power! ;)

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