I have a certain fear of Second Sleeve (sock, what have you) Syndrome that drives me to knit two at a time whenever possible in order to avoid putting off knitting the second item. However, with the Wonder Woman sweater, with all the color work, there would be too many yarns/balls at play if I knit two sleeves at a time. When this situation happens, I try to cast on for the second item as soon as I’ve bound off the first. And so it was with these sleeves. I’m this far on sleeve #2:
Pretty good, considering that I was still on the gold at the beginning of the evening, and also keeping in mind that I fell asleep several times whilst putting the Wee Boy to sleep…
I was a little scared to compare with Sleeve #1, because my colorwork has definitely relaxed, but they look pretty even in length, thank goodness.
I find it interesting how the colorwork gets SO much better with practice. I also employed bobbins instead of carrying the yarn much earlier in Sleeve #2 than in Sleeve #1, as you can see here:
Yes, it means more ends to weave in, but I find that my tension is better when I use bobbins for intarsia instead of trying to carry the yarn too far.
I’m happy with my progress on Sleeve #2. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to knitting it, which is why I dove in right away and gave it some effort, and I’m glad I did. The thing about colorwork is that it’s rather inspiring seeing the shape/picture appear, that one may knit more than intended in a sitting, in order to finish a particular section. Yep, that’s exactly why I have a whole star to show you tonight, instead of just some gold/blue bits.