A Classic Returns

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cardigan sleeves
That picture can only mean one thing, right? Yep. The "Must Have" has been picked back up. It's a good thing. It's at the top of my list for 2006 because I can't deal with the guilt of starting another sweater without finishing it first. So, a week ago, I dug it out (well, not really, I actually, miracle of miracles, knew where it was hanging in a Vera bag of its own*), and got to work. It was one of those moments when I gave an inward cheer that I'd taken time to keep careful notes and set up a schema for keeping the disparate charts (which don't all have the same number or rows per repeat) straight. It was easy to pick up the sleeves, which I'm working together, and get started. I'd even already charted out all the rows through the sleeve increase section, so I really was "ready to go" right out of the bag. When I started, I was on row 43 of the sleeves and could tell from my notes that I'd have to work through at least row 96. Somehow deluding myself into believing that once I checked off all those rows, I'd be close to "done," I got busy and cranked out those 50+ rows last week only to find, at the end, that I'm 2 inches short of the requisite 19 inches necessary before the decreases start. So, I've got some more work to do before I start shaping the sleeves. Still, it's going to happen.

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That is beautiful! I love the yarn. I can't wait to see it done!

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