WIP Wednesday – Afmaeli

Remember how last week I wrote about Sleeve Island and my thing where I take forever to knit a first sleeve and then knit the second one in three days?  The same thing happened with this sweater.  I cast on the second sleeve Sunday night and finished it in the middle of the day Tuesday (yesterday).  Whereas with the first sleeve I put off the last 5-10 rows for literally days, I banged these ones out in the time you would normally expect it to take to knit 5-10 rows, i.e. not very long at all.

Comparing the sleeve lengths after I finished the increases on the second one

Comparing the sleeve lengths after I finished the increases on the second one

Then came the arduous process of joining the sleeves with the body to start the yoke.  This is my first time knitting a seamless bottom-up sweater and the join definitely makes this NOT one of my favorite construction methods.  Sleeves flailing everywhere!  It did improve after a few rows and I am now making solid progress on the yoke.

So many ends to weave in!

So many ends to weave in!

This might be overly optimistic, but I am hoping I can finish off the knitting before tomorrow night, since I really want to start Thermal Tunic and the yarn for that arrives tomorrow, as I wrote about in Monday’s post.  The colorwork is really fun, which helps the over-200-stitch rounds pass quickly.  And they are getting shorter, after all!