have you ever gotten stuck on sleeve island? i’m there right now, working on a couple of designs that i’ve been knitting concurrently for the past couple of weeks. i have a sort of cognitive dissonance about certain things in life – washing dishes from cooking dinner, brushing and flossing my teeth before bed, weaving in ends on sweaters – i always go into the undesirable activity thinking it will last FOREVER and be incredibly boring, and it ends up taking less than five minutes, after which i feel great about myself for accomplishing something. i am starting to realize that my thinking pattern about sleeves is in a similar vein to this.
i always put sleeves off, both due to the fact that i think knitting them will only take like an hour and a half, and that i hate calculating armscyes (although i do love using french roast design’s armscye calculator as a good starting point). when i get down to it, the actual knitting takes about three times as long as i think it will, while the calculating takes half. and so, i’m still in the middle of my fourth (non full-length, even!) sleeve since last thursday. oops. hopefully these will all be finished this week and i’ll have something nice to show for it soon!