Stefaneener told me not long ago that she loves all sweaters (being knitted) right up until the second sleeve begins, and then she hates them. I just finished sleeve number one on my Skully knock-off, and have to agree. I think the thing with sleeves is that they look so small on the worn garment, so you think they won't take long. In truth, though, they are almost as big as a back, and take forever!
My son came down with the bug that's been going around our circle, putting the kibosh on several great plans we had for today. The silver lining is the neckband and first sleeve of the sweater, which is what I got done with the movie-watching-hanging-out time I had instead of the family-gym-going-soccer-practice-birthday-party day I had planned. And I did a three needle bind off on the shoulders which looks smashing.
My daughter nicely obliged a quick model of the sweater for a photo, and we liked the way it looked with the sleeve as a trunk and the back and front as ears. Fun, but I think I may like it better the regular way.
The picture quilt is not done...hopefully Sunday. Tomorrow I am Soccer Mom, volunteering at the local registration drive for the soccer league. Experience suggests that no knitting, sewing or other crafting will get done.
Tonight my husband and I are bickering about the grown-up movie choices (Gosford Park vs. Oliver Twist), and either way I'll hide the yarn ends, sew up the side that's done and get a start on the evil second sleeve.