Second Sleeve Syndrome
You guys! I have second sleeve syndrome so bad right now! I couldn't even muster up the courage to post a Yarn Along last week...ugh. I really want this sweater to be done, so I can wear it all over the place...it's just that darned sleeve!
I had such an aversion to knitting it that I started a completely new project just to avoid it. It only took me about two weeks to knit Mary-Anne Mace's Speckle Tonic design--it was such a nice diversionary tactic! But now it's back to the sleeve.
In other news, I've submitted a sweater design with colorwork sleeves for a book in the Spring (and will be self-publishing if not accepted) and those sleeves are going to be knit first! No saving them for last, when your motivation has just run out. First, I say! (I'll let you know the verdict on that one next week!)
I've also got some beautiful Cotton Lawn fabric from Spoonflower that I'm turning into a new cuddle blanket for Isla. She's going to preschool next week (what!) and she's taking her blankie to keep there for naptimes, so a new one is in order. And I even got all fancy and ordered a wool batting for it! I've always wanted to, but they're so much more expensive than cotton. But merino wool--here we come! I'm probably spoiling myself and will never again be able to use a standard cotton batting...but I think I'm okay with that.
I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child* in about 36 hours (I really enjoyed it but it was way too short!) so now I'm without a book again... Hopefully something new will jump out at me soon. Hope you're well! Sorry for the break last week...I just...couldn't. Stupid sleeves ;)
Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along and Nicole for Keep Calm, Craft On.
*Amazon Affiliate Link - I will receive a small portion of your purchase price if you'd like to read along with me!