WIP Wednesday: Sleeves And Itches

The slog of the first sleeve of Dayton is done. I always feel like the first sleeve takes twice as long as the second one. All the decisions are made, decrease locations set, sleeve length decided on. I’ve got my cryptic notes with which to speed through the second one. Then comes the weaving in of ends and blocking. One great thing about this pattern is once the sleeves are done all the knitting is complete. I have just the tiniest worry about the fit. It seems a bit long.

Well there is one other issue. The yarn, Cascade 220 which I’ve used many time, is bothering my skin. It’s making itchy. I’m hoping, really, really hoping that it’s just that I’m extra sensitive due to my overall elevated allergy level. See it’s ragweed season in my corner of the world and my histamines are off the chart. Once we’ve had a killing frost I should go back to my usual allergic level and the yarn won’t bother me. I hope.

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11 Responses to WIP Wednesday: Sleeves And Itches

  1. with me, it’s usually the opposite, the 2nd sleeve (or anything else that comes in pair) takes much longer to make. I dont make any notes, or mark stitches, i just wing it and then have to recalculate everything when making the 2nd thing… I need to get into habbit of being more organized I think…

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  2. ellen says:

    Whoa hello there! That’s quite a bit of sweater you have done! And I would absolutely agree, the first sleeve always takes longer, I am pretty sure it’s scientific 😉

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  3. Missy's Crafty Mess says:

    Great sweater. Bring on the frost!!!

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  4. Renee Anne says:

    Preach about the ragweed! I look like I’ve been hit with a shovel. My eyes are swollen shut, itchy, red, and my throat is scratchy……I’m already taking two of the 24-hour pills every day and I’m wondering if I need to add a different one in for a bit. ::grumble:: I’ve hardly had time to knit 😦

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  5. chrisknits says:

    It’s going to be awesome! Hope the allergies are contained soon. I have 2 different bouquets of fresh flowers in my house helping to keep the throat scratchy and nose running!

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    Hang in there with that ragweed, no fun, but I’m hoping the frost holds of a bit longer! The sweater is looking great, and a bit long is much better than too short.😄 Hope you feel better soon!!

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  7. Katherine says:

    My allergies this week have been BRUTAL. I can barely step outside or open a window without having a sneezing fit, and I’m about ready to claw my eyeballs out of my skull they’re so itchy! The sweater looks fantastic! For me, the second sleeve drags on, probably because I’m so impatient when the end of a project is in sight!

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  8. You can always wear a turtle neck under that gorgeous sweater.

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  9. YarnyDragonfly says:

    I bet it won’t feel itchy at all by the time the cold weather rolls around. Ever since I started drinking water kefir my raging ragweed allergies have almost disappeared – not a scientific study, but so far, I haven’t had to take any allergy pills this season (and none last year either!). I still get sneezy a few times a day, and a slight tickle in my throat, but no runny nose. I can live with that!

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  10. I feel your allergy pain and the boredom/tedium of sleeve knitting. It looks great though x

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