I was not knitting on Cerisara, but I was thinking about it. I was knitting on a different sweater, a new sweater yet right there beside me was a perfectly lovely sweater I was avoiding. A perfectly lovely sweater that I really can't wait to wear. And yet, I could not make myself knit it. It was starting to feel like dishes, like one of those things you have to do but that you really don't want to do.
I don't want to do that anymore with knitting. I want to be able to figure out exactly what the problem is and sort it out before I put it down. I do not want my knitting life be endless piles of things I stopped working on for years because I had a problem.
So I sat there and calmly kept knitting on the new sweater. Counterintuitive, you say? Not really.
What was bugging me? I needed to pick it apart. The sleeves were tighter in this lace than I was comfortable with. I could take the sleeves back to before the under arm join, and pull back the body and then put back the stitches I took out from the underarm cast on. The trade off would be sleeves that fit my arm or a saggy, baggy under the arms sweater.
I did not really want either.
Bye pretty little perpendicular join that made me feel so clever. Bye pretty little sleeve cap. Bye pretty lace.
Check. Done. I've knit a nice sleeve edging that will carry the design feature of the rolling front edge and am moving on to the skirt of the sweater. A few more increases there and then it will be pure simple lovely stockinette.
I'm going to knit a plain garden variety long sleeved high necked pullover to wear with it for the days when I want cherry sleeves.
I feel much better now. I am enjoying knitting on Cerisara again. I am really looking forward to wearing it. I have a swatch done for the next sweater. I do not have yet another project in the WIP bin. A very productive day.