Tuesday, July 6, 2010
a sleeve for Tea Leaves
Now that I've completed the first sleeve and one button band, I can breathe easier knowing that I have enough yarn to finish my Tea Leaves Cardigan. Although I also have enough yarn to make the sleeves full length, I prefer three-quarter length. It is a summer cardigan after all. It fits beautifully and drapes beautifully, and I really couldn't be happier with it. It's just right for wearing in an air conditioned workplace over a summer t-shirt.
I have started the second sleeve; in fact, it's about a quarter done. But with extreme heat alerts and temperatures feeling in the 40s with the humidex, I don't really want a sweater on my lap in the evenings when I sit down to knit. The second sleeve may have to wait until the end of the week when a break in the heat wave is expected.
I'm also being distracted by the book Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornsby which I'm enjoying tremendously - so much so, that I might have to search out his first couple of novels. But only after the second sleeve is done!