Reality Check

Ever since I taught some of my friends to knit hanging out has turned into hanging out and knitting. I was super productive all of last week and I got to the ribbing on the sleeve of my Audrey In Unst Friday night. I was really excited to post my finished sleeve on Monday, but then reality hit me. I had a really long paper due Monday and I spent my entire weekend working on it. “Whatever!” I thought, “I’ll have it finished by Wednesday!” And then I realized that I had a proposal due later this week for a big project for class. I like to imagine that I can knit on a schedule, but that really doesn’t work well with school.


Sp, here I am on Wednesday with one row left on my sleeves and a finished essay and proposal. I am finishing this sleeve tonight. It’s going to happen.


You might remember my on going sleeve length dilemma. The sleeve that’s still on the needles is one repeat shorter so the ribbing starts just below the fold my elbow. I finally remembered why I made the first sleeve a repeat longer. I had been worried that the ribbing would start above the fold of my elbow and that would be weird and uncomfortable. I think I might have made the ribbing shorter than the pattern intended to balance out the extra repeat so the first sleeve is the intended length. Looking in the mirror I preferred the shorter sleeve, but now that I’m looking at these pictures I’m not so sure.






9 responses to “Reality Check”

  1. Looks GREAT! Get it done girl!

  2. You are so close! I love the dress you’re wearing AND the one hanging behind you.

    I must say – I think I like the longer length in these pictures? It hits at a very flattering length for your body.

  3. I agree with Katie, I like the longer length. That’s actually my preferred length for all sweaters or cardigans. It’s looking great, and you are very photogenic!

  4. Oh it is looking GREAT! And (obviously) I love the colour.

    Not sure about the sleeves – they both look fine to me!

  5. I like the longer length but weren’t you concerned that it would grow longer when blocked???
    Would the shorter one maybe block out to be the length of the long one?

  6. Wow…that’s Amazing…

    And about the sleeves- i think i like de shorther..but both is ok!

  7. Christie

    I agree, it looks fantastic! I like the longer length too, it looks like it hits a more natural place on your arm. I have to ask – where did you get the dress you are wearing? It’s gorgeous!

    1. Andi

      It’s from Trashy Diva.

  8. Good luck finishing! I, too, am a fan of the longer sleeve length. But you’re the one who has to wear it! 🙂

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