Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday v.72

Hey, WIPW peeps!   Welcome to Christmas crunch time.  Anyone else feeling the strain just a bit?  I have just a couple more presents to pick up for Mr. Right, and then some wrapping to do, and then I can collapse.  I'm sooooo ready for that last part, since it means I can actually get to knitting again.

This week, I have sleeve.  It's within just a couple of rounds of being transferred to waste yarn so that I can knit its mate. 

I have to say, knitting a sleeve on incredibly dull bamboo dpns is less fun than I'd like.  In fact, I contemplated a one-armed sweater for just a quick minute before I decided it was more pathetic than trendy.  Sigh.  I'm so looking forward to getting back to the actual business of sweater-ing and the sleeves just seem like a dumb side trip.  Somehow I think I'll appreciate them a bunch more when I'm actually wearing the sweater, but we'll see.

I also have part of a puff.  It won't take long to finish, but I've discovered that all sock yarn is not created equal, and puffs made from Noro are pretty, and HUGE. 

(Random thought:  Isn't it weird how different the same countertop looks in sequential no-flash shots?)

I'd put this puff at about 30% bigger than its companions, but I guess it's not a huge deal since they're all quilt-tied together in the end which will allow for some size variation, right???  Here's hoping.

For now, I'm going to crawl into bed (it's bedtime on Tuesday night here), then crawl through the last couple of work days before vacation.  Somewhere in there, I'm going to go visit all the other WIPW entries for a little Christmas cheer (and Hanukkah happiness and umm... Festivus festivity?).

So until the aftermath, and next week's glut of New Year's resolutions...

Merry Christmas!*

*if you celebrate something else this time of year, I wish you all good cheer in that, too.  I'm just a Christmas girl, and get a little defensive about no one uttering the phrase "Merry Christmas" for fear of offending folks.  So, no offense intended -- just tons of seasonal happiness for all of you!


  1. I know exactly what you mean about considering a one sleeved garment - damn having 2 arms ;)

    Merry Christmas - hope you have a good one :)

  2. Merry Christmas to you too! I've got two more things to make and I just can't seem to find the motivation to do them. Perhaps on Christmas morning, I'll make them since they'll be gifted later that evening.

  3. you are funny. one sleeve!
    It might be worth a try. Maybe give it a test run and see what people say. You could always add the second sleeve if it doesnt go down too well. ;)

    Hope you have a FAB Christmas and get everything you've asked Santa for.
    Loads of love

  4. Probably best to go with two arms; it'd be the warmest choice! I imagine hexapuffs do come out at all different sizes - there must be some ease, mustn't there? Merry Christmas!

  5. Sorry the sleeves are such a slog (...although all that alliteration was fun to type!), I hope you're back in the business of fun-sweater-stuff soon. :) And I love the puff! Such good colours and sheen.

  6. Ugh, I don't like bamboo much either! But your sleeve looks fabulous!

    Thanks for following me. Your comment is so funny, :).

    And I agree 100% with what you said about Merry Christmas. Saying "Happy Holidays" is less fun!

  7. I hate making anything twice, so sleeves are a nightmare for me too. Hope you get through it unscathed ;)

  8. Merry Christmas. Hope you are at the collapse stage and knitting by now.

  9. Merry Christmas Paula! All the best to you and Mr. Right. I hope this Christmas is full of fun and memorable moments xxx

  10. The only adult jumper I've ever attempted to knit is still sitting in a box waiting for a second sleeve, so i know how you feel! And i hope you had a great Christmas.