WIP Wednesday: Red Sleeve on Faith

All of my qualms about the Berroco Remix that I am using for the Salem Hooded Jacket have fled.  I finished the first sleeve on Monday, immediately cast on the second.  The yarn is soft, and has just enough drape, and has these cool little moments of plant-like fiber bits that give it that tweedy look.  I really could go on about it forever.

I'm very thankful that my first 18.5 inch sleeve is knit in worsted weight on US 9s.  Of course, the weather here was 80 over the weekend, so I'm not sure how much I am going to love it for much longer.

And before you say anything, no, it is not too short.  Have you ever tried to take a picture of a lone sleeve on your arm in decent lighting with a cell phone?  It's hard enough just getting the whole sleeve in the picture.  And then there's the whole, what do you do with your arm?  It bunched and slid and then I remeasured it just to be sure.  I'm sure.  Now it will magically be too short after I've finished and woven in all my ends.

If I haven't scared you off from knitters all together, you should check out the other, much more interesting WIP Wednesday posts over on Tami's blog.


  1. I love that color! I continue to be surprised at how difficult it can be to get a decent pictures of a knitted garment. Good luck with the rest of the sweater.

  2. I love the color, too! I can't wait to see more of it!

  3. Glad the yarn is working out. Pretty color and the pattern is so cool. Have you thought about what color ribbon to use?

  4. @autumngeisha: I was thinking of using a black ribbon, but now I think I'll have to wait till it is done and see if the tweedy bits have a dominate color.