Yup, it’s Sleeve Island!
I sucked it up and finished the second side front of the Lacy Cardi last night.
And I cast on for a sleeve.
These are going to be three-quarter length sleeves, or there-abouts. I’ll knit until I like the length, then bind off for the sleeve cap.
But before I get hunkered down completely in my deck chair and commence yelling at the cabana boy for margaritas, I am going to knit the front and neck bands.
I’ve picked up the stitches, so I’m good to go.
(Note that the sweater is indeed white. The color in the photos varies depending on the light where I took the photos.)
This way I can be knitting on that at home and the sleeves can go on the road with me.
As I mentioned previously, this pattern will not be in my book, as the draft of that is just about purty near done, yes indeedy.
The writing of the book has become a part of my daily life. I’ve been working on it for the past eleven months. Soon I will enter the rewriting portion of our programme.
I had a couple of book questions in the comments. It is a combination of stories (or essays, if you will) along with patterns. And it does have a working title:
WendyKnits: Adventures with Two Needles and an Attitude.
My agent came up with the title, not me. And when he suggested it to me I said: “What? You think I have an attitude?”
Lucy has an opinion on that subject but is wisely keeping it to herself.
A question in the comments about whether my book will be available in Canada, and if I’ll be selling it.
It’s being published by Penguin, so they will be taking care of distribution. I’m assuming it’ll be available outside the U.S., but I’m a newbie at this so the truth is: I dunno. But any information I have, as publication date nears, I’ll be sure to share here.
This is a totally new experience for me. All my professional writing up to this point has been stuff for work, and no one has ever wanted to see that published, I can tell ya!
Cotton Angora Question
A question in the comments about Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora — how does it hold up after laundering?
Anyone have any experience? I have one sweater knitted from Cotton Angora . . . and I haven’t worn it yet!