At that point, I needed to just walk away from the sweater for a while.
Summer came. I told my son it was too hot to knit.
Autumn rolled in. I told my son "after the holidays".
Now here I am, with the one year mark approaching.
I need to get this thing finished so I can move on to knitting fun things again. I spent a whole day trying to figure out how to re-knit the cap of the sleeve so that it will fit into the armhole.
There was much measuring:
There were calculations:
There may have even been some voodoo involved:
Unfortunately, (oh, you thought this post had a happy ending?) I have not figured out just how to solve my sleeve problems, but I'm still hoping to work it out.
In the meantime, I did create a cool new knitting tote to store my project in:
It's just your basic tote, with some roomy pockets on the inside,
and an awesome matching button for the closure:
I may not be the most savvy knitter, but at least I can look cool when I carry my