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Super Soay Sleeves

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

You didn’t think I’d stopped knitting , did you? I’ve been slowly plodding along with my Soay cardigan….mmm, it’s delicious!

Today I’ve been working on the first sleeve. It’s knitted by picking up stitches from the armhole and then working short rows to shape the sleeve cap. I’ve never done one like this before and to be honest, it’s the neatest thing I’ve ever seen!

I don’t know why we don’t always do sleeves like this. It’s so neat and tidy and so clever.

This morning I really didn’t want to run. My body felt tired after Sunday’s long run and yesterday I had a hard yoga session and so other bits hurt after that. For once I really had to push myself to get out the door….of course once I did it was fine and I enjoyed it. Thoughts of knitting Soay kept my mind busy. It’s always nice to have a little prize to come home to! My sleeves were the prize!

Helen

2 Responses to “Super Soay Sleeves”

  1. MelD Says:

    Exactly, why aren’t all sleeves done this way?! I felt just the same when I did them!

    Well done for surviving that great training run – sounds like you’re well on the way to your marathon…

  2. Stephanie Says:

    You’re right to take a rest. It’s so easy to overdo it. The knitting is coming along beautifully. (And so’s mine, 1 and a third socks knitted – I’m loving it!)