A couple of you asked in the comments why I don’t knit Teal Hogget’s sleeves from the top down.
While I will happily knit drop shoulder design sleeves from the top down, and fair isle sleeves whose stitches are picked up around the armhole and knitted down, I will not knit a shaped sleeve cap from the top down. Though theoreticallly it is possible to do so, by reversing all the shaping.
Anyone ever seen a pattern that has a sleeve with a shaped sleeve cap knitted from the top down? I’m just curious — I never have.
I’m pretty sure I’ll have enough yarn for long sleeves on Teal Hogget anyhow. And I’ve got a couple more ounces I can spin up (courtesy of L-B!) should I need them.
I’ve made a whole lotta progress on the Bolero Jacket — here are the two side fronts, the back, and one sleeve in a pile:
It’s a quick and easy knit, but as I mentioned ealier, the pattern is deplorable. Written by ferrets, as Kristine would say.
Lucy’s Excellent Adventure
Lucy’s daddy got her a great new toy: a laser pointer. She spent some time trying to figure out how to catch it:
But her favorite weekend activity?
Being brushed by her daddy!