After several weeks of work projects, I am very happy to be able to return to my own knitting. I set aside a Sunday to re-start the sleeves of my Aran Cardigan. I had initally started them forgetting to use one size smaller needle than the one I would be using on the rest of the sleeves. I stubbornly continued for about two inches beyond the ribbing trying to convince myself that there wouldn't be that much difference. But, I kept stretching the sleeve ribbing and then the body ribbing and I finally had to admit that even if no one else noticed, it would always bother me. I ripped out my work and tossed the knitting bag into my closet. I knew I would get back to it soon because I am still absolutely in love with this cardigan.
With an entire day to focus on not getting caught by little errors, I was able to remember to use the correct size needle for the ribbing, remember to switch to a larger needle after the ribbing and even managed to place the braid on the outside of the sleeves rather than running up the underarm!! I was quite impressed with myself!
I copied the instructions into my handy Moleskine notebook so that I will be able to easily carry around my sleeves. The cable pattern is from Janet Szabo's book Cables, Volume 1.
I also succumbed to the temptation of one of the sock yarns I hand-dyed in January! These are going to be for me since the colors are among my favorites. I am thrilled with the way the colors are working up in the knit fabric. Little bits that remind me of a tidepool.